Thursday, December 29, 2005

I am contemplating running away with the moose, he is solid. He doesn’t talk much. I have been on vacation with the girls. If I owe you proofs, recordings, emails, new poems I’m sorry. I am coming but the moose and I are taking our time. We need to catch our breath.

When I was a child my father would take us camping in the Maine woods. My dad and three children under the age of ten, in a leaky boat watching moose come down to the water, on their small spindle legs, their heavy heads. They’re not smart. They’re not beautiful but they are lovely in the way things are strong, not light, not water, nor wind just solid.
 
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2 comments:

Turquoise said...

I feel that way about orangetans. I want to bear their little orange children and swing like a lemur from gum trees forever.

Artichoke Heart said...

Look at you. B/c of Elizabeth Bishop's poem, I adore moose.