POETRY

If I should answer with a patch of aspen,

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it is not because I am an aspen.
If I should speak of dream,
or smoke,
or eternal weather,
it is not for lack of flesh
and matter. You who are stone,
or cottage, or grove
or given to the mother star
needn’t name yourselves.
We know who you are.


Wendy Videlock's work has appeared widely. Her books of poems, Nevertheless and The Dark Gnu and Other Poems are available from Able Muse Press.

it is not because I am an aspen.
If I should speak of dream,
or smoke,
or eternal weather,
it is not for lack of flesh
and matter.