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"I praise each day splintered down,
splintered down and wrapped in time like a husk,
a husk of many colors spreading,
at dawn fast over the mountains split."
"If the Greeks had looked at Mount Baker all day,
their large and honest art would have broken,
and they would have gone fishing,
as these people do."
"'Teach me Thy ways, O Lord'
is, like all prayers,
a rash one..."
"All day long I feel created.
I can see the blown dust on the skin on the back of my hand,
the tiny trapezoids of chipped clay, moistened and breathed alive.
There are some created sheep in the pasture below me,
sheep set down here precisely,
just touching their blue shadows hoof to hoof on the grass.
Created gulls pock the air, rip great curved seams in the settled air;
I greet my created meal, amazed."
"Had she been new, or old?
Had she mated and laid her eggs,
had she done her work?"
"Of itself it is nothing,
but the view,
as they say,
"Is this the only final beauty:
the color of any skin in any light
and living, human eyes?"
"You spill your breath.
the whole show rolls."
"...all the landscape's occasions,
to all its weathers, colors and lights."