Frederica Hall Arts

Cut Down

Cut down

 

tender grasses cut 

with the long blade 

of the reaping hook

or was it just 

a simple kitchen knife 

to make fodder 

for the broom

or only 

each blade cut 

with the twist 

of a sharp beak 

for a shielded finespun 

auspices visioning

  woven in and out 

securing to the ruff 

bark of the great tree

a nest hidden

under its shade

to make safe 

jewels of regeneration

a susurrous song, 

Terpsichore's ancient dance 

or a tiny egg 

or

barely new 

still wet with 

mothers dew

a spotted fawn

dappled in the

shade and light 

of the slender flowing 

saltation of the breeze 

through the long green 

grasses 

and the hum of bees.  

 

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