Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rodney Nelson: "Hurry To Do"

green had made a differing of sky and earth
and when it went the pavement returned to rock
matching the cold gray above
                     all memory
of wood and leaf scent dried into a spice that
north wind could not activate or became a
nut with ground hardening over the churchyard
                     interring the two the so-young man and
woman would not have gotten easier had
to do the dig now in a storm coat
                     might be
no one around to bury their grandchildren