Ode to Enchanted Light


Under the tree light

has dropped from top of the sky, Click image to select the Folio


like a green 

latticework of branches,


on each leaf,

drifting down like clean

white sand.


A cicida sends

its sawing song

high into the empty air.


The world is

a glass overflowing                                                                                                                                

with water.                                                                                                                                                  Click image to select Folio

Pablo Neruda,

translated by Ken Krabbenhoft, published by Peaceful Rivers (date unknown)