Friday, October 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

Was worm
swaddled in white.

Now, tiny queen
in sequin coat
drinks the wind and feeds
on sweat of leaves.

Is little chinks
of mosaic floating,
a scatter of colored beads.

Alighting, pokes
with her new black wire,
the saffron yokes.

On silent hinges
open-folds her wings'
applauding hands.

from coddling white
to lake-deeep air,
to blue and green,
is queen.

May Swenson

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