Limelight

 

• • •

 

The angle of the sun
between the trees
hits this blade of grass
arching it against a background
of darkened shaded green

the unique solar
angle of the year
between the trees
metes out
only thirty seconds
of nonchalant
parabolic
total glory
then returns the blade
without ceremony
to ordinary darkness

all the silence
and reserve
of a Japanese print

a single exclamation point
to start the day

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
March, 2001

DAVID ILLIG