Mary Ruefle, “Keeping It Simple” … #12

Mary Ruefle

“Keeping It Simple”

I take the bird on the woodpile,
separate it from its function, feather
by feather. I blow up its scale.
I make a whole life out of it:
everywhere I am, its sense of loitering
lights on my shoulder.

~ by samofthetenthousandthings on April 22, 2013.

2 Responses to “Mary Ruefle, “Keeping It Simple” … #12”

  1. Very nice! I just read a bit in Poetry about Ruefle, in which she said that a poem is a “perceptual event.” This is a perfect illustration of that.

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