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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