Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Miner's Pale Children


Book of Fables
Merwin

Excerpt from "Broken," in reference to the origins of spiders:

The spiders started out to go with the wind on its pilgrimage...

It was not long before they gave up trying to become whole again, and instead undertook to mend the air. Neither life nor death, they said, would slip through it any more.

After that they were numbered among the dust--makers of ghosts.
The wind never missed them. There were still the clouds.

1 comment:

  1. The jaw inside me just dropped to the floor.

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