Thursday, March 19, 2009

GI Home 1968

to Harold and Gene

at first light
fog fragments woods
as three men
find the green clearing

they survey
the square
and stake
stakes
into sallow
soil

they twist
twine
around pine
posts
as a preamble

they shovel
sleep-sand
with sharpened
spades

and
measure
flat feet
with fours
and twos

in this rite
they found
foundations
with first
steps

and slay
snakes
with Parsifal's
spear

3 comments:

SarahA said...

How can you write like this? You really take time and care with your babies don't you? You put me to shame Mr Harvey, you really do.
Such beautiful alliteration within and no word seems forced. Lovely jubbly, you.

persephone said...

I think they need to give it up and let Jason take over.

Thieone said...

Thank you for finally posting this and the rest of my comments. =)