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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 02:20 pm

Knoepfle 9-11-03

mr lincoln in his garden

here now the sun westering
abandons these pools of light
they shimmer in the deep woods

earlier there were
miracles of butterflies
resting in tall grass prairies
sunning for their solar power
regal fritillaries black swallowtails
and those monarchs
beyond simplicity of belief
gearing for mexico

and the fall flowers
came marking time once more
bergamot ironweed
susans with their black eyes
sunflowers and wonder breathing
purple cone flowers
all for the eyes pleasure

and that man himself
mr. lincoln what does he say
so late in the afternoon here
"let us strive to achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace
among ourselves
and with all nations"

oh lonesome sundown voice
your world your ancient light
your words here

 

© John Knoepfle 2003

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