Sunday, July 28, 2013

[28 July 2013]

Build a bridge under water
the beauty of its structure
— stone, wood, I. K. Brunel’s red iron —
improves the sea.

For we were brought here to define
give name and shapes to natural things
and teach them manners.

Or we were born for this
from seafoam and crucifixion
to work out of pain
a frail beauty
that teaches somewhere else
a beauty lasts.