Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

poem by Daniel Polikoff -




Hyden in this poem is Daniel's young son.  I look out on the Miwok Ridge from my home.


SOWING

    Christmas Eve, Miwok Ridge


Birdseed, shredded cabbage, baby carrots:
        a small cache is stowed
               under a bush, beside a rock, some hidden

protected place for mouse, rabbit, or the robin
       we saw perch on a bare branch
                at the head of the trail.  Tiring,

finally, of too much precision, Hyden
       plunges his hand
                deep into the feed sack, and sows

       seed in the wind

                sweeping it wide

                            across the open ridge.



       - Daniel Polikoff





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