darting mind

by Carol Bass


from Guggenheim to Australian Poetry
green, so green, waving banana-leaf shadows 
to machinery grumbles in a field across the marsh, 
birdsong and summer clouds to quiet 
here we go

fan, green, silent heat....
studio time
minutes to love
return to other worlds
of God and breath 
painting paper any way 
tearing into objects of no boundaries

love too small a word
for crickets, katydids, butterflies, tide, children
friends, woodpeckers, cardinal's nest
maybe if I say it this way
love, love, love, love, love..........