Monday, March 23, 2015

GRAINFIELD (Monday Poem)

by Ibn 'Iyad
translated by Cole Frazen

Look at the ripe wheat
bending before the wind

like squadrons of horsemen
fleeing in defeat, bleeding
from the wounds of the poppies.

from The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects  Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, 2015, Candlewick

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