shining on rooftops,
lying along pavements
like blankets of smiles.
breaking through treetops
like the shimmering fingers
of God’s only child.
each child with a snowball
rolled in their hand,
armies of laughter conquer the land.
A is for angry antelopes arguing,
B is for brazed buffaloes barbecuing,
C is for cardboard caterpillars crying,
D is for dozens of drowning doughnuts,
E is for everybody else,
F is for fine, frowning fellows,
G is for golden goats golfing,
H is for hairy halibut […]
Fantastic family elastic
It gets pulled many ways
By the minute and the drastic
By those revelation days,
By the breaking through of truth
Or the vibrancy of youth,
By the presence of a ghost
Or an absence, needed most.
You must forgive your parents
For everything […]
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing […]
The fern unfurls like a prayer,
Unfolding its feline fingers
To feel the gently falling air.
The fern offers an untouched palm,
Delivering its rare green heart
To summer’s Heaven like a psalm.
The fern curls its delicate fronds
Around the hopeful, searching touch
Of the hand, […]
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