#smallstones, January 1, 2014

a few notes from my morning walk
a man playing a harp on one side of Pegasus,
on the other, a man carrying sheathes of wheat
over one shoulder with a scythe in his hand,
a turtle at the harpist’s foot (percussion, maybe,
or just slowly but surely wins the race?)
“Music and Harvest” is says at the base –
a man carrying a large book on the outside
of the other Pegasus (it is a gate, after all!)
and an archer with a taunt bow on the inside,
the all-knowing serpent at Pegasus’ rear quarter,
“Aspiration and Literature” at the base –
the copper of both is green with tarnished disregard
but truth shouts out despite the dirt and dust

 

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian and archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and former naval officer.

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