Thursday, April 1, 2010
"The river is famous to the fish"
The river is famous to the fish.
The loud voice is famous to silence,
which knew it would inherit the earth
before anybody said so.
The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds
watching him from the birdhouse.
The tear is famous, briefly, to the cheek.
From "Famous" by Naomi Shihab Nye
Two finches, Song Dynasty, c.12th century