Southwester


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

6 comments:

  1. Short link - http://bit.ly/s4swester

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  2. brilliant poem. thank you.

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  3. wonderful Sam, as always
    Diana

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  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...

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

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