Friday, July 5, 2013

Life is short

The River Took Me was first published in the Prairie Schooner, Irish Number, December 2011.
The River Took Me 

Once, in a sodden flaggered field
beside the river,
the current took me;
not a canoe but a trout,
a water’s flint smoothed by its flow,
a ripple’s almond. 

All sleekness and fluidity,
all instinct;
a lidless eye running,
seeing and discarding,
gorged on movement,
passing all argument.

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