Of Human Bodies
There are several versions of the story where she is transformed into a swallow, flies around a pillar.
And do you find the rhyme? It originally meant spoken, the sentence, but spoken. Flight, interchangeable with fate. As for myself, I can’t begin to approach the woods with it. The words of its condition.
Norma Cole, "Of Human Bodies" from Where Shadows Will, City Lights Spotlight No. 1. Copyright © 2009 by Norma Cole. Reprinted by permission of City Lights Books.
Source: Where Shadows Will (City Lights Books, 2009)
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Poet Norma Cole b. 1945
POET’S REGION U.S., Western
Poetic Terms Prose Poem