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Poem of the Day
'Change If You Must Just Change Slow'
We will crouch down then in a red earthTaken from 'Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems'...
hollow, press our lips close to the heart
of this deep Cockpit Country and call out
please don't change or change if you must
just change slow. Old countryman riding
jackass, big woman watering the dry peas,
fat cow, and mawga dog, one-room dwelling
with intricate carved lace fretwork eaves.
Heaped yam hills, garlands of green vines,
cockades of bamboo on crown of the hillside.
Little bit of country village place or woodland
name of Content, Wire Fence, Stetin, Allsides,
far from domain of gunman and town strife.
Country we leave from to go and make life.
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