Wednesday, November 19, 2008
A Day of Sharing Words
Beginning by James Wright
The moon drops one or two feathers into the fields.
The dark wheat listens.
There they are, the moon's young, trying
Between trees, a slender woman lifts up the lovely shadow
Of her face, and now she steps into the air, now she is gone
Wholly, into the air.
I stand alone by an elder tree, I do not dare breathe
The wheat leans back toward its own darkness,
And I lean toward mine.
Thanks to LK Ludwig for sponsoring this Day of Words, where bloggers post a poem so that we can all spend a day meeting "new words, new poets, new poems, new ways for the heart to beat."
To see the list of other bloggers participating in this Day of Sharing Words, click here.
You can find Beginning by James Wright in Above the River: The Complete Poems.