Queen On Palmleaf Mistflower   Leave a comment

Queen Butterfly On Palmleaf Mistflower — Image by kenne

Every young plant springing
         into heavy air,
one’s self up, out
         from the core
                   as if earth’s got
too hot
          for anyone to tough
                    too much;
much as the much-sung lark
          climbs higher,
                     outsinging where
branches spread and flare
           like ravelled wire-
                     ends or one’s hair
in an electric charge might
           upstand, lift, as some
                      wire prancer’s parasol
might parachute and drift
           you gentle down to ground
                       once more.

— from Summer Sequence by W. D. Snodgrass

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