Praying with Fringes 12/10/2013 – invisible bears burrowed into dreams

from Almanac
Alicia Ostriker

How can we speak simply of winter light
yesterday glitter glazed every twig in sight
the universe shone like knives

today the grey-lit overnight snow
makes everything peaceful, even ourselves
big quilts of it convert our neighbor’s cars

into a tender and humble
row of ecclesiastical domes
or invisible bears burrowed into dreams.

from The Volcano Sequence

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