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Richard Levine: More Light

I like the days that follow easy
as ceiling fan blades, guiding warm air
into gravity’s arms, and that way
we find and turn each other.  Days when,
though I’d welcome company, I’m content
as a heron alone on a log,
one leg tucked up while meditating
over a pond of fish and summer wine.
 
At any moment, that heron might
slowly unfold its miracle
of flight, and stir the hypnotic tide
of quiet surrounding us, until
all we want is what Goethe called
for with his dying breath “More light.”

Copyright 2022 Richard Levine

Richard Levine‘s books include Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2019).

Great Blue Heron (Source: All About Birds)

One comment on “Richard Levine: More Light

  1. loranneke
    September 22, 2022

    I love poems about being ” content
    as a heron alone on a log,”!!

    Liked by 2 people

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