2/24/2006

Astonished

... grew night
in earthen pot

dipped beaks
in water

as if
astonished

and sky
the size
of eyes

blinked
light.

3 comments:

brad said...

The upending of scale described in the 4th stanza has a powerful poetic effect. Multiple vectors are actualized. One, the implict movement between subjects transformed- eyes become sky and the subsequent reconfiguration of perception. Two, the implict movement through superscalar systems- within the finite resides the infinite, endlessly.

Nobius said...

Nice.

Rachel Phillips said...

Brad... your insightful renditions
are poetry in and of itself!

And Nobius... thank you for your
faithful support!