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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 12:52 pm

Knoepfle 9-9-04

sandalwood poem #18

I am drained
like a shadow like
sunlight dancing on a
sacred river

cracked bones and dust

the earth floods now
and is sweetened

old sprinkler man
comes home returned from some
thought brooding cavern
released from some bandit hour

a fall of dew
a fragrance of rosemary

mysterious flowers
scattered on a green gray sea

he had these in memory
and they sustained him

oh love what have we seen
a stone skipped on a pond
and what is it we have learned
there are hours the heart hides

we do not need to
account for

© John Knoepfle 1978, 2004

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