Sunday, 7 February 2010

Könnten wir die Eisrunen
an dem Fenster lesen,
hätten wir
keine Geheimnis mehr.

(If we could read the glyphs
frost-etched on the glass,
there would be
no more secrets.)

*

Joseph Harker
naming constellations

6 comments:

caroleesherwood said...

joseph, this is a wonderful piece! i love it from all its angles: nature as secret-keeper, the impossibility (and inadvisability) of figuring them all out.

mark said...

Wow...

That's all I can really say...

angie said...

they would tell us all about the stars, and maybe the microbes.

(I just took pictures of that very thing this morning -- the ice-glyphs, that is.)

Dianne said...

I read glyphs in the:

clouds
rivulets
bark
horizons

wonderful poem

Dianne

jem said...

Good one, the sense of trying to decode the unknowable. I think we've all touched this sentiment at times.

Pearl said...

Fanciful but lyrical