Post 226: child, tanager, hummingbird, love, world

by Carol Bass

2012-11-22 10.40.40

the wonder

you can give a child
hummingbirds at the salvia
tanagers and bluebirds at the suet
toads at the door in the dark of night

feed a roach to the toads
and talk about death
how it must crunch

show her the tides
the white egrets flying
the vibrations
connecting each person on earth to the moon and the sun
from her travels, you know
she will already know