William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Traces

Thoreau, off on a tramp, writing by moonlight.

Whitman, bending a sapling to test his paralyzed strength.

Bathing in ponds. Crow-voices. Wild flowers. Bumblebees.

The nighttime parade of stars. The names of ferry-boat captains.

Snow to the waist. Ice-cakes in the river. Big families.

Poetry. Geology. Boot laces. Wild carrots. The end of the war.

My hand on the knob. Your knock on the door.

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