Sunday, April 7, 2013

Marilyn Nelson: "The Lace-Maker"

Late Sunday morning gilds the pins and needles,
strokes the wall ochre, blanches the white collar.
He bends, intent on detail, his fingers red
in sunlight, brown in shade. Light calls
through the open to April window directly
into his illumined invisible ear,
like, elsewhere, the trumpet
whisper of an angel.

"The Lace-Maker" by Marilyn Nelson, from Carver: A Life in Poems. © Front Street, 2001.  

Photography credit: Unknown (originally color).


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