Prairie Waters by Night
Chatter of birds two by two raises a night song
joining a litany of running water-sheer waters
showing the russet of old stones remembering many rains.
And the long willows drowse on the shoulders
of the running water, and sleep from much music;
joined songs of day-end, feathery throats and stony waters,
in a choir chanting new psalms.
It is too much for the long willows when low laughter
of a red moon comes down; and the willows drowse and sleep
on the shoulders of the running water.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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