Poets Walk: "taste the dew"

Poets Walk: "taste the dew"

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Six Questions Now Answered by Karla Linn Merrifield

for William Heyen

You taught me turtle

how to take each step


along the side

of the road

a poem’s line forward

to my destination

what I learned

is to sleep

inside myself

at the end of the day

of the poem

and wake early

when I may taste the dew

and read anew my words

at winter solstice

I know why we hibernate

where the soul goes

in late December

and who you are

beneath your shell

inside your poetry

Karla Linn Merrifield, "Six Questions Now Answered" from Willows Wept Review (December 2009). Used with the permission of the author.