Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem by Eamon Grennan!

In squirreling through a file from July, 2005, I come across this poem by Eamon Grennan. I like it.
You are probably wondering how this can post before what time it is there, when my time is behind you.  It is curious, isn't it?  Somehow my clock is all goofed up.  It is 11:15 AM on Thursday where you are, and it is 8:15 where I am.   No wonder I'm starting to believe we can be all time.   Happy Day!!




When the small hulking rock on my path through the early morning dark


To be the skunk it really was and waddle an undulant shuffle away from

   me, showing

Its chiaroscuro self by the luminous leftovers of a full moon and stars,

   I was startled

For a second or two, brought up short by the uncertain solidity of a

   world that keeps

Falling back to a fluency that's just the simple fact of things being

   clear as day and

Enigmatic — that transparency we say we see in Being, being just opacity

   itself inside it

But seen clearly for a moment and telling no lies about itself, clean as

   the swooplines

A suspension bridge has: such solid mystery they make and we walk on

  water. Water

Too, is like that, hitting the back of your throat with nothing but its

   wet cool, nothing else

In or beyond it — distinct as the invisible dawn bird or a voice inside

   a voice, informing you.



Eamon Grennan

The Hudson Review

Volume LVII, Number 1

Spring 2004



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