“Revised Evening”

light passes
ridge to ridge
flower to flower
the hepaticas widespread
under the light
grow faint
the petals reach inward
blue tips bend
toward the bluer heart
and the flowers are lost

cornel-buds are still white
but shadows dart
from the cornel-roots
black creeps from root to root
each leaf
cuts another leaf on the grass
shadow seeks shadow
then both leaf
and leaf-shadow are lost


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