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Song of the Sleepy Fellow and In Carolina Places

Sam Silva
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Look down on what the Lord has made!
Gaze on the valleys of the strong!
The mind craves dance
...thoughts along
the rhythm of a song afraid
and sung
by April, and her cross,
her flowers.
Though the mind would not be crucified
...never having lived and died
that word which other words bespeak
when mortal images are hung
by chance
whose ego moans and sighs with loss
to toss
and turn
the burning hours
that keep the day,
though the mind is an indolent shepherd
wandering its way
among the hills
and pastures of the meek...
Soaking the skoal wrap
...on queasy feet we come
to dip our snuff
and lie around
the porch
where march winds
touch and torch
the stuff
of oozing Spring
in Carolina places
at the dead end of all life.
The rusty water tap
and the thirst for everything,
...come see!, what Spring indeed has done!
with this old baseball cap
slung sideways on the head
and the juices wiped on the lingering cuff
close to these grown over fields
in such a valley of the dead....
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Date of publicationJuly 2004
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