December 10, 2007


Adaptable, capable of changing mountains,
they can become lightning
if there is a lightning flash.

I like them—why not—?
for their verisimilitude,
their eagerness for attachment. Be careful!

Warns Basho: avoid adjectives of scale,
you will be happier. Exactly.
And “buds of snow” may be better than saying
the snow is new.

—Anne Coray
appeared previously in Water-Stone Review

Posted by dwaber at December 10, 2007 01:46 PM