Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Great Wagon


When I see your face, the stones start spinning.
You appear. All studying wanders.
I lose my place.

Water turns pearly.
Fire dies down and does not consume.

In your presence I do not want
what I thought I wanted,
those three little hanging lamps.

Inside your face the ancient manuscripts
seem like rusty mirrors.
You breathe, and new shapes appear.

The music of a desire as widespread as spring
begins to move like a great wagon.

Drive slowly.
Some of us walking alongside are lame.

3 comments:

maggie said...

Ruth-what a fantastic shot, so rich in so many ways.

Sandy said...

That photo is so cute.

Anonymous said...

I promise do drive slowly,and bring you into the wagon that you need not walk.
Caitlin C Wold