Today's poem is by Eleanor Stanford
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius longirostris)
Would it help to know that God
is no relation etymologically
But closer to pour, to cast,
the wing linings visible
Closer to the name
invoked, the call
loud and musical, ascending.
Copyright © 2016 Eleanor Stanford All rights reserved
from Harvard Review
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