Wednesday, May 20, 2009
perfect orange mouth
"Spruce Street, Berkeley"
by Naomi Shihab Nye from Yellow Glove.
If a street is named for a tree,
it is right that flowers
bloom purple and feel like cats,
that people are leaves drifting
downhill in morning fog.
Everyone came outside to see
the moon setting like a perfect
orange mouth tipped up to heaven.
Now the cars sleep against curbs.
If I write a letter,
how will I make it long enough?
There is a place to stand
where you can see so many lights
you forget you are one of them.
5/20/2009 11:53:00 AM
this is beautiful!
June 11, 2009 2:17 AM
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