Wisconsin Thematic Panel 370-376
The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill
There where a moistness glistens rests one who freely gave
And on the slope is deeper spread the wisdom of his face
There where the land is dimpled was a simple kindness done
Renewed each rain and lingering, a fame among the flowers
The whole expanse is body, rolling thighs and upland arms
Containing all the people, all the lives
turned into one
The restive forest edge is witness to the fingerings of time
accounting shapes from satisfactions, pressing whispers into leaf
In the valley's palm read lines of genealogy beneath
Let it be
The warm composure, all year long, in every hand
So near the best of endings
Is all our doubts can understand
Image ID: 102555
Creator Name: Vanderbilt, Paul
Collection Name: Vanderbilt, Paul : Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project, 1965-1967 and 1982-1984
Genre: Historical Object
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: PH 5000.370-376
Original Dimensions: 60 x 18 inches
Panel consists of:
Image ID: 104949 PH 5000.370-376.0370
Image ID: 104950 PH 5000.370-376.0371
Image ID: 104951 PH 5000.370-376.0372
Image ID: 10673 PH 5000.370-376.0373
Image ID: 104953 PH 5000.370-376.0374
Image ID: 104954 PH 5000.370-376.0375
Image ID: 104955 PH 5000.370-376.0376
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