Friday, August 10, 2007

sherku instructions

It is easy enough to start

You are out somewhere

Wherever something catches your eye

You take a picture

Frame it in your mind’s eye

Then begin the

Linguistic gymnastics

You have trained for since birth

Take your pen

Dip it into the dictionary

Find the word

Just that shade

Just that luster

Just that sound

So that when they open the book

Turn to this page

Read these words aloud

They step into the frame

Feel the breeze on their arm

In the shade of the hemlock grove

Hear the hissing along the trail

And stop

To see the snapping turtle

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