Friday, November 16, 2007

Photogravures of an Exiting Neruda

....a niche in the pavement,
black hat head-spun southward
................onlooker

in glassy trill, the din of clock and
........springtime sprig snap
......or that of an existing wound--
......an intimate passerby:

........shadow musician
....accustomed to striking bow
........along alley corridors

......with hands & heart you
.......... greet him

.....expecting a great performance;
................a spectacle

......you’ve only once encountered
.......from a bird, dusky nightingale,
.........who sung mournfully
.....through the salty spray
.. of the sea.