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And All Will be

And All Will be

draouennig, drean dreathan, dryw Well…It’s long past wrenday and I’m late. I’d imagined myself running the streets and the fields singing The wren the wren the king of the birds…caught in the furze* but I wasn’t there on time. Too bad. a slant country a far/far shore One thing is true, I was late to see a Bewick’s …not the day after Christmas, or anytime near wrenday, but in fact only this week. Perhaps they were around … Continue reading

Absence

Absence

Absences. The quail. In California. I’m leaving. left I was in California, just this week. For visiting not for quail. But I always visit the quail when I am there. What is flesh The first morning I walked out and saw quail, in the field, eating seeds or greenup baby plants. the earth together I watched.  I planned to take a bit of time to trap and band them. I wasn’t going to measure or … Continue reading

Transición 5–Escúchame

Transición 5–Escúchame

Wherever I looked it was there,  I want to see the animal as him/herself. blocking the path Mexico is so far away; other things happen. You settle into life and then it is as if things were dreams. It is easier not to pay attention; unfortunately, not paying attention eats away at you. there’s night blooms/It’s not too late As I said, sort of, sometimes I feel as if I don’t fit. Sometimes this project … Continue reading