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The Gentle Crocus Hones Green Blades of Rain

The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain
And whittles gaps in notes the small birds sing;
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

Melodies of youth are remembered strains
When the winter snows melt and flow in spring.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.

The geese return, dark and raveling skeins
Falling down from skies string by tangled string.
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

A fiddle’s lament stills the nights again
As wasp and nettle barb and hook their stings.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.

The days are gone when our bright bodies came
Together as a warm-toned bell ringing
Out of silence. We build our last refrain.

Some would tell you rage while the last light drains
From day. But night’s a black and perfect wing.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

—John MacKenzie, from mumblinjack.wordpress.com. John is the author or many books of poetry including Letters I Didn’t Write, Sledgehammer, and Shaken by Physics.

Island poet and avid poetry reader Judy Gaudet selects a poem by a PEI poet each month.
Judy's latest book is 
Conversation with Crows (Oberon,2014)

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