Poetry Meme Day #2

I sometimes work by drawing inspiration from museum exhibits, paintings and sculptures and photos, so it seemed a great idea when Ioanna Mavrou and Thodoris Tzalavras suggested I write poems for Thodoris’ new book. "How It Goes" was written in response to his photo here.

from Spirits of the River

from Spirits of the River

 

HOW IT GOES 

catch the light 

tipping through the leaves

and you’ll see a quivering.

the trees leaning in,

the air quickened and holding its breath,

 

a sweep of white

winging over brackish pools. 

Catch the light, walk into it.

The way a swimmer makes for water, 

the way water takes light.