The normal intercourse of sparrow with willow,
tells in a manner of coincidence -
the deference of the external to the mind.

The ripened grain of Grass conspires
to dignify the diverse creations of many places
       in sequential times – like crystals sing.

Another matter is the normal intercourse of spider
       with falcon, which may fore – tell
        a matter of coincidence in evolution,
or just deference of the eternal
       to the nature of the flesh --
as purple the amethyst graces,
as talon the mouse embraces.

© Carlton Godbold 1987

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