For No Clear Reason

I dreamt last night
the fright was over, that
the dust came, and then water,   
and women and men, together   
again, and all was quiet
in the dim moon’s light.

A paean of such patience—
laughing, laughing at me,   
and the days extend over
the earth’s great cover,
grass, trees, and flower-
ing season, for no clear reason.

Robert Creeley, “For No Clear Reason” from Selected Poems of Robert Creeley. Copyright © 1991 by the Regents of the University of California. Reprinted with the permission of the University of California Press, www.ucpress.edu.
Source: Selected Poems (University of California Press, 1991)
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