nature lovers meetup Message Board › Today's poem - 10/17/2012
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The silver edges of leaves
are dazzling after rain.
They thin the air, slow it to a guess;
as if chains had fallen all night;
the grass in loose beads
that will measure to its roots
its negative height in earth
which is why I believe
she taught me to pray
in the morning
to ask for mercy early on
while the light is still this gentle and benign.
Today's poem is thanks to cortland review
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