Talvikki Ansel Poems

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1.
World

Olive green of pond water, tea-
colored is the newt's body.
Legs stroking, it floats close
to the surface, lazily circles
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2.
Or Stay Again

The wasp's gray sphere,
papered layers I held
imagining the wings' heat
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3.
Don'T Tell Me

it's iron, the bottle
crouched on its white pedestal,
long beak spout and wide open handle
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4.
Tree List

Tree of the musky pods split open,
of almond-shaped leaflets, taut skin,
the Cooper's Hawk picking off a fat pigeon
in the bank parking lot,
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5.
Blue Collection

Smoothed ribbon, night light, once
there were wool dogs isolated
on an island off the sand spit.
My dovekie, my twisted strand of kelp
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6.
Glaze

White putty under finger nails,
milky on fingerprints and the back of your t-shirt,
pushed between mullion and glass
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7.
Seed Savers

Impossible to catalogue them all
because half are gone
the numbers of beans, speckled and mottled,
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8.
The Bird Cards

A vesper sparrow sings
against a melon and lavender striped
sky, on another card,
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9.
Swallows

Summer's over, and we never even
drank at the Ocean House, that yellow
elegance they'll tear down this year.
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