Gardens Under the Rain

after Ceri Richards

Precipitous hues for prepositions, brush to the sea-revising sun,

wand of soaked fire, salt come up to seed
the clouds, downfallen cool and diagonal water, drinkable now

to garden, its border blued in
in heavy heads, hydrangeas fed aluminum sulfate, blued up in green

pear peelings and grass.

Moon is to the blueness of panicles
as sea-water is
to the whiteness of rain. Mine like an act

or the act of receiving. Born in the woulds of the given

body, waking up this often to.

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