NORWEGIAN POLKA

a violent angel atop an apple

in the solitary tree set in a meadow between blue ridges
or the stream bounding over boulders

it’s important to dream

a dandelion amid violets

marigolds blooming against gray tree trunks
or swim trunks

the stone arch at the bottom of the Cocheco Falls millworks

to be sharing a home

old women in a grove – long skirts, white blouses
buttoned at the neck
a large ribbon in a child’s hair
a man in a white dress shirt sits against the base of a tree
(natural outing)

I made bacon and eggs after chitchat and coffee

Ralph Page, swinging a partner wearing saddle shoes

agreeing summer’s passing altogether too quickly
reflecting last year

boulder at the mouth of the cave or tomb
or my emotions, I am
for now, I want to go nowhere
fearing the angel or the earthquake

Poem copyright 2016 by Jnana Hodson
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