Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Poem of the Day: "Clash on Water and Air" by Sierra July, Frequent Contributor



Clash on Water and Air
Sierra July

A rock skips
A cry breaks
With water’s ripple
The sound resonates

A bird carries it, another
Passing from beak to beak like fruit
Ripe, ceremonious
Lost on two sets of ears

Deaf on the ground

Poet’s Notes: I wrote this imagining two people having an argument in some remote location, where they think no one will hear, and having the sound carry further than they can imagine. Of course, the two won’t know that their words are being passed in birdsong, a language they can’t understand.

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