Friday, May 24, 2013

#ohj: YAFFLE

1969:  Yaffle

A spring green rain sensed in 1969,
singing the body

under the clothesline
where the tie-dye hangs
the yaffle sits in the tall May grass.

She yaffles a laugh full, a rainsong
singing the body electric on and on.

And we rush to the line
to carry in out of the rain our artwork
carry it under our arms by the armful

And, in this way, I suppose
we are called to yaffle, too.

#ohj 1969: Yaffle  stephanie pope


Picus viridis : Green Woodpecker - Picidae