Eleanor Wilner Poems
- Landing It was a pure white cloud that hung there in the ...
- Moon Gathering And they will gather by the well, its dark ...
- Without Regret Nights, by the light of whatever would burn: ...
- Emigration There are always, in each of us, these two: the ...
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It was a pure white cloud that hung there
in the blue, or a jellyfish on a waveless
sea, suspended high above us; we were
the creatures in the weeds below.
It seemed so effortless in its suspense,
perfectly out of time and out of place
like the ghost of moon in the sky
of a brilliant afternoon.
After a while it seemed to grow, and we
inferred that it was moving, drifting down—
though it seemed weightless, motionless,
one of those things that defy
the ususal forces—gravity, and wind
and the almost imperceptible
pressure of the years. But ...