Friday, February 15, 2008

Small mountain

"...I looked it right in the eyes, and I caught it--
I put it, like a small mountain range,
into a knapsack, and I took it out
of the city..."

From "Turtle" by Mary Oliver


R.L. Bourges said...

lori: your photograph reminds me of an armadillo. I hope everyone follows the link to "turtle" and all the other poems by Mary Oliver. All carefully hidden behind the thick plating of the prehistoric survivors still winding their way across our roads - and providing road kill to the turkey vultures.

John Eaton said...

Reminds me of the Adena repro. turtle that rides with me in my truck, and the children who used to call me turtle, and a big gopher tortoise that I saw easing along the grass out here in the country.

Turtle was home for the other animals when they first came here from the stars, a common tribal tale here and there.

Utile et dulce, Lori. :)

R.L. Bourges said...

miz lori: the armadillo chase has yielded results in the comment section over at my place. (Much obliged)

raindog said...

cool. what interesting textures. you know how i love textures. love this poem, btw.