Monica Collette Yriart

(McLean, Virginia)

Monica Collette Yriart Poems

1. The Pongid Hominid Ancestor 1/2/2003
Best Poem of Monica Collette Yriart

The Pongid Hominid Ancestor

Hominus, deus...
The pongid-hominid ancestors'
Offspring in hills of
Olive and juniper walked,
Where the trees dried.
All hands and
That tree jumping crouch,
That would soon want a chair
Under it instead of a bough,
To relieve the walking.
Hung in sunbeams.
Cut by the edge of leaves,
"We" were fresh for physics,
Whose calculations in blood and light,
Rode on elemental forces,
Pinning high flung leaps to branches,
To branch, to branch, to branch,
Teaching rhythm and poetry,
A segmented world, acrobatics,
And ...

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