drum

drum

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Acknowledgements to Tony Wills, Wikipedia Commons for use of this image

on
cedar branch
split in
setting sun
cicada chant
shaman’s
rattle-drum
twirling us
twirling us
twirling us
toward sleep
twirling us
twirling us
twirling us
toward sleep,
in the slowing
beat, between
the crisp
woods of its
sound,
we walk
naked into
the earth’s
moulting
summer
but for the
rags of our
dance to
dance

porous
driftwood
stump
left above
the tide
that moon
in the late
afternoon
sky to east
not yet
wobbled
into fullness

the tide
is

running

Te Naupata (Musick Point)
february 2019
revised december 2020

Copyright © 2020 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The cicada sounds were recorded by Edwin Yang and posted on Youtube, the earth copyrighting the existence of all parties involved, including the above dubious person of ‘author’.

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