from Birdnotes



for Du Fu

Two robins charging each other
as I sweep by in my Honda

to the music of C.P.E. Bach
and then after the last turn

in the wooded canyon
the skyscrapers of San Francisco

their windows ablaze
from the dawn behind me I cannot see

From: Crossing Borders, New Directions, 1994.

Posted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009