Sunday, 30 March 2014

In a Sculptor's Garden by David Chorlton

I walked into a bee swarm
whose buzzing made
a globe of sound
that moved through trees
and settled
in a mass against the sloping edge
where roof meets sky.
Among figures cast in time,
reclining, standing in
a dancer’s pose, or leaning
down to touch the ground,
I listened
to birdsong, wind, and whispering
grass while cottonwoods
greened by the creek
and the thousand bodies
joined a thousand more
as a cluster formed
and hung
at sunlight’s end.

David Chorlton, Phoenix, Arizona

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

David Chorlton was born in Austria, grew up in Manchester, England, and went to live for several years in Vienna before moving to Phoenix in 1978. Arizona’s landscapes and wildlife have become increasingly important to him and a significant part of his poetry. His most recent collection is The Devil’s Sonata from FutureCycle Press. The shadow side of Vienna provides the core of The Taste of Fog, a work of fiction published by Rain Mountain Press.