Dale Edmands


Dale Edmands Poems

1. Quiet Time 10/9/2004
2. The Stream (For Mark Strand) 8/14/2005
3. Hibernation 8/14/2005

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Hibernation

In autumn I watch you, bear like, preparing your room
Against winter's weight. The bear, having eaten its way
To sleep, fills its cramped room with the breath of wild berry.
The snow batters its dirt walls, blankets them
In the silvery whiteness of a February moon.
The bear stirs ever so slightly, lost in the womb
Of its own winter dreams.

You, in your bear-like room, watch the days of winter
Grow long with white. Like the bear, you also have
Stored autumn, hanging your walls
With wild flower and root..
Daily, you move about your lavender and thyme, ...

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