Simmons B. Buntin

Rookie (1969 / Miami, FL)

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Simmons B. Buntin is the founding editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, an award-winning international journal at www.terrain.org. His own terrain has varied from the rolling hardwood hills of Maryland to the flagstone trails of the Colorado Front Range, the scrub oak hammocks of Central Florida to the thorny scarps fo the Sonoran desert, where he lives today in ... more »

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Indigo Bunting

This is music, he said,
and his voice climbed
the thin ladder of air

like a cat chases moths,
tumbled like
the river desperate

in flood—his chest filling
with the thick
liquid of song. This

is music: not so much
the silver-chorded calls
or the silent intervals

of indigo flash
between yellowgreen limbs,
but the complete cessation:

the wind, the river, the earth’s
core groaning
among its fiery teeth

to hear this simple song.

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