May 2: At First Light

at first, light shocks
sound shining from leaf
to leaf, and one upturned
vessel of bright hope

strawberry blossom
born before may

at first light, then
darkening lines whirl
describing thermals
over the city, around again

cranes and snow geese
aloft, whistling to themselves

a thousand thousand
blossoms, wings, windows
means of greeting the song.


image by iqbal nuril anwar from

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary-Ann says:

    means of greeting the song…..
    so simple, so deep!
    Thank you friend!


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