Tuesday, December 3, 2013

James Berry: "Benediction"

Thanks to the ear
that someone may hear

Thanks to seeing
that someone may see

Thanks to feeling
that someone may feel

Thanks to touch
that one may be touched

Thanks to flowering of white moon
and spreading shawl of black night
holding villages and cities together

"Benediction" by James Berry, from Hot Earth Cold Earth. © Bloodaxe Books, 1995.

Image credit: "Senses," computer wacom brush painting, by Bob Salo (originally color).

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