One Mind

The words of a poem
should dovetail
like wood panels
of a finely crafted
cabinet.

The words of a poem 
should glide,
effortlessly,
like a finely tuned
drawer.

In the box canyon
where a canyon wren has nested,
the canyon wren’s song
glides across the canyon
seamlessly
like water over rock:
each note
articulated and
composed
with a craftsman’s
precision.

Even so, it isn’t the melody 
you remember.
It’s the way your heart
sang out.

All along the song was within you 
but the bird gave it wing.


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  1. Really like this…..

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10 Joanne Gray (505 450-9934) Quote of the month: “I don’t know how to explain to you that you should care for other people.” –Dr. Fauci

    And all will be well…and every kind of thing will be well. –Julian of Norwich

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  2. This is beautiful, Ani Tammy!
    Smooth and effortless, as you said it should be!

    It also made me think of a drawer on our kitchen island that’s sitting half in and half out, simply refusing to budge right now :-))

    Thanks for sharing!

    Buno

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