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William Stafford – Home

Our father owned a star,
and by its light
we lived in father’s house
and slept at night.

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Carol V. Davis – Animal Time 

I do better in animal time,
a creeping dawn, slow ticking toward dusk.
In the middle of the day on the Nebraska prairie,
I’m unnerved by subdued sounds, as if listening

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Katie Ford – All I Ever Wanted

for DMK

When I thought it was right to name my desires,
what I wanted of life, they seemed to turn
like bleating sheep, not to me, who could have been
a caring, if unskilled, shepherd, but to the boxed-in hills

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Mary Durkin also Amelia daughter of the above

There are enough hollow gaping tree trunks with bees and rare beetles
in Abney Park Cemetery
to keep Graham Sutherland and Georgia O’Keeffe going together
in hollow gaping tree trunks

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