Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4 Poem For Me (and You)

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius longirostris)




Would it help to know that God
is no relation etymologically
to good?


But closer to pour, to cast,
to funnel?


Dark above,
paler below:


the wing linings visible
in flight.


Closer to the name
invoked, the call
loud and musical, ascending.


Eleanor Stanford

Harvard Review
Number 48

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