Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Moose in the Morning" by May Sarton

Painting by Marion Rose

Oh wild and gentle beast,
Immense antlered shape,
This morning in the meadow!
Like something ancient, lost
And found now, promise kept,
Emerging from the shadow,
Emerging while I slept--
Wilderness and escape!
You set me free to shirk
The day's demanding work
And cast my guilt away.
You make a truant of me
This moose-enchanted day
When all I can is see,
When all I am is this
Astonishment and bliss.

"Moose in the Morning" by May Sarton,
from Collected Poems© Norton, 1993.

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