Yanti Creek Meditation


My spine is a reed

Reeds in which the wood ducks hide


My heart is a lily

Lilies where the marsh wren sings


My breath is full of light

Light across black locust blossoms


My life is a drop of dew

Dewdrops on a least bittern’s wing






[Published in Prairie Falcon.

© 1989 by Jim Cohn.]




Prairie Falcon
(North Atlantic Books, 1989)