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
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Image ID: 104949 PH 5000.370-376.0370
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