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Song for Dadu

An artesian water-gig volunteering in the evening’s mustard:
the dustfall of cowflies, stooped
and complicated by light—

where hungry birds in their least bright aspect
reply
in generous laughter-like repetitions of flight…
it is again
the mother night.

Small girls in yellow rags are
leaving the thousand years of a dry hillside;
the earth moves

lifting the children into sky,
to the poor kitchens of the darkening mountainside
where hungry birds in their least bright aspect
reply
in generous laughter-like repetitions of flight…
it is again
the mother night.

The earth moves

lifting the children into sky,
to the poor kitchens of the darkening mountain
where hungry birds in their least bright aspect
reply
in generous laughter-like repetitions of flight…
it is again
the mother night.

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from In the Breeding Pit of Silence, released June 18, 2013
Lyrics from the final section of “Shambhala” from Ordinary Mornings of a Coliseum. Copyright © 2004 by Norman Dubie. Used with permission of the poet and Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org. All rights reserved worldwide.

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