Theophany

 

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A fine dry
stalk structure
on which are poised
with total symmetry
tiny wind-blown
toy umbrellas
forming a perfect
Fabergé sphere --
a Czar's jewel
beyond fury
good for nothing
but reflecting glory --
Yellow Goatsbeard
a dead weed
ripe
for launching seed.

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
September, 2000

DAVID ILLIG