Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Dawns Frontier

While my bowl is still half full
you can eat out of it too
and when it is empty
just bury it out in the flowers


All I want to be
is a thousand blackbirds
bursting from a tree
seeding the sky


The moon put her hand
over my mouth and told me
to shut up and watch


What is it the wind has lost
that she keeps looking for
under each leaf?

-- Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser

Friday, December 2, 2011

All in the Western Land

Circle around around the house
circle around and back
everything burning burning burning
everything burning black
O who will break the circle
O who will loose my hand
O who will be my lover
all in the western land

Open the circle around and out
and part and swing and pass
down along the valleys
and the yellow hills of grass

So make and break the circle
so take and loose my hand
so love and leave me dancing
all in the western land

--- Ursula K. Le Guin