Of Woods & Water - Thomas A Clark

Four Delays

on a wide bend of the river
there is a leisurely turning of water
that flows so profoundly it can
relax into ever gesture

a mist rising from water
drifts grey over green
a slow mist of willows
pale green over green

on the edge of a wood
a moment's hesitation
how will you conduct yourself
in the company of trees

willow branches spread and fall
around a space that holds the air
or detains it while it comes and goes
within a room whose walls are leaves

Moschatel Press, 2008
12mo, unpaginated [52ll.]
Perfect bound book in green paper wraps

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