One Poem. One Planet. — Katherine Ellis Barrett




All day
The antic wind
Has plucked the dark blue lake
To leaping spuming waves, and snatched
Thin rainbowescent spray
And flung it, roaring,

But now
The broad-based peak’s
A double pyramid
Inlaid in lapis lazuli
Above in twilight sky–
In blue-black lake

And hark!
Into the hush,
The lull-bound tensioned hush,
There bites, as into copper plate,
A cascade’s slender plunge
It’s wavering braid
of sound.

–Katherine Ellis Barrett, 1932 (Patagonia)


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