Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Almost as silent

How soft and dumb is the reticence of animals,
as with two llamas, in mahogany wool,
plodding slowly over frozen ground
on a sunny winter morning, taking
what half-thawed grass they can, when the land's bellies
and dips, all stilled, have ceased for months their
breathing forth of wind-catch grass, grain-crowned;
land which now, its crusted over internment
yearning spring's resuscitation, is, like llamas -
though not quite - almost as silent.

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