Christopher Cokinos http://mtpr.org en "Solstice Poem 2005" http://mtpr.org/post/solstice-poem-2005 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -- for my friends, especially Ken Brewer<br /><br />Today I glimpsed<br />a short-eared owl above<br />a rise just south<br />of Little Mountain.<br />Gone, when I looked again.<br /><br />Of course this is metaphor<br />for the beauty and brevity<br />of life and for tragedy.<br />The owl will kill,<br />the owl will die.<br /><br />At home, at dusk, in snow, Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:09:00 +0000 Christopher Cokinos 12633 at http://mtpr.org "Solstice Poem 2005"