from Nancy
July 16, 1989

Sierra Images

Skies crystal clear,
Skies of confusion;
Lions' and dragons'
Gargoylish illusions
A rose-colored space ship,
Scallops and plumes;
A night hawk hatching
from aft egg-shaped moon.

Petrified birthmarks,
Suspenders on rocks,
A marmot's shrill warning.
"Avoid the roadblocks!"

Rock towers, rock flowers,
Flickers and caves;
Shadows; reflections,
Kisses and waves.

Shining and dining
Needles and pins,
Sewing the memory
Of images in.

The Who of the Wind
on God's crystalline Eye
Making diamonds and diamonds,
Sparkle and cry.