"Any damn fool can fly a kite in the wind" (Frederick A. Bowker 1911-1995)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Poems That Speak To Me

The Reaches of a Life
(for Lisette on her 80th birthday)

I believe in the continuum of a life and the infinity of a
                In life waves rippling-ringing outward onto
  the future
                in the immeasurable motions of our
  moments, lives times lives
                in immemorial dreamseed in undreamt
  futures growing
as the lost past lives in us as we shall be in the last
  reaches of our kind
as my  words bloom from your life, which is a strong
 life and growing,
                one with the beginning & endlessness of all.

Harry Smith
Two Friends II
Birch Book Press 1988

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