Poets Walk: "light meets light"

Poets Walk: "light meets light"

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It Wasn't the Wind by Linda Allardt


It Wasn’t The Wind

nor chasing squirrels

that brought the snow

down from the trees, but sun

before the clouds moved in.

I think of sails,

thin membranes spread

in the solar wind

Such far travel

before so slight a push,

always away from the sun

in slow acceleration, its course

an imperceptible bent past planets,

micro-impacts, the turbulence

where light meets light

between paired stars.

Stretched wide to the sun,

how far I find myself from anchor.


Linda Allardt, "It Wasn't the Wind" from Accused of Widsom (Foothills Publishing, 2004). Used by permission of the author.