Posts Tagged ‘lake’

August 11: Mountain, Lake, Sky

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 1:12 am

Ice Age levers and the fiery earth
took care of two of you,
thrusting up stone and pine,
slow-carving the blue-green vessel
in which I snort and paddle.

Me with my firefly life!

Those who came before us,
they knew the deal.
They understood
that the rocks at their feet
would outlast any empire.
That’s what heaven was for:
a consolation prize
for our strobe-light spans.

The handful of lakewater I scoop out
has atoms from Shakespeare’s body.
That’s what nature does to us.
We will not last.

The light dances down the slopes
hovers a moment
to grace my daughter’s hair
and is gone.