Sunday, May 29, 2011

second and third May Selections

Moisture Becomes Us

birds are languid
in this air damp
like the ocean

the rain outside
rattles and taps;
in the chair
the glottal cat

eaves drip here,
in Spain, and everywhere

deep in a cave
a large drop fills
languid, without meaning;
fallen-away cares

--Ellen Skagerberg

Bay St. Louis Triptych (Mississippi)

daredevil seagulls
dive into saltwater
mercury Gulf

mud-orange oil at the waterline
flies on catfish

ocean morning
turning sideways to the wind
the great rushing recedes

--Ellen Skagerberg

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