Town on the Way through God's Woods

Tell me.
Have you ever seen woods so.
Deep so.
Every tree a word does your heart stop?
Once I saw a cloud over Bolivia so deep.
Mountains were cowering do you ever?
Look in so quick you see the secret.
Word inside the word?
As in an abandoned railway car.
One winter afternoon I saw.
The word for 'God's woods.'

by Anne Carson

Comments (1)

Lovely ode to the ostrich, I've stood on those eggs the size of dinosaur ones with the hardest shells :) Thanks for sharing. Creatures of the Sahara, you may just like my Scorpions poem.