Saturday, August 11, 2012

I am the grass./ Let me work.


Elves under trees. St Davids Park, Hobart. July 2012.

Grass, brother.

GRASS.

Uh-huh.

That's right.

GRASS, Carl Sandburg

ILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo,
Shovel them under and let me work--
I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?

I am the grass.
Let me work.

2 comments:

Roddy said...

The little ones must be hiding as I can't see them.
It all depends on the grass you are smoking.

Kris said...

I was heading to work. No kids.