Tom Clark: Sometimes children get lost . . .

Atchafalaya Basin (Photo: Camille Martin)

Atchafalaya Basin (Photo: Camille Martin)


“Als Kind verliert sich eins im stilln . . .”

Sometimes children get lost in silence
under the hood of the big bell
we get lost where it is cold and dark
and the escaping bird
breaks its wings against the bell wall
the great rim cracks
a thread of light slips through
we are lost our breath
falters in silence a memorized note and
one day it sings of death
no longer guilty as the rain
we will come back
to the loved earth like flies clothed in snow



Tom Clark, Easter Sunday


Camille Martin

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