Wind steady across my face,
and the sky stretched out in clouds
like a billowing line:

when all at once the heavens broke,
and from the lines our hands pulled down
a sudden rainbow

shirts and wraps and drapes and shawls
caught up from sunlight
into sunlight into rain.

Semaphore: The Poems of Samuel Peralta


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  2. brilliant poem. thank you.

  3. wonderful Sam, as always

  4. I'm amazed how fast you caught this poem, which I haven't linked to outside this site yet. And thanks for the kind words...

  5. dizzy - how these words make my mind bend in odd angles to follow the message... i like it.


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