Benison

Judith Rodriguez

 

window of light

whether you close justly

or not

you are the way out of just-me

and the way in

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my verandah shelves light

my trees hive light

what can I say?

me too, me too

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Company at Cleeve Hill

the hills our elders

green     green

trees     worlds of life     our eldest friends

thronging the fields     hefters of sky

green

and the Rising Sun

its lit windows

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waiting with garlands

at this or that ageless rock

this or that holy site

this or that shrine –

but unadorned

she comes to my disordered room

to my shadowed room

to my silence

shining

abundant

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Judith Rodriguez‘s publications include New and Selected Poems (1988, 1992) and The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites (2012), a long ballad with researched account and lyrics. A new book is scheduled. Judith collaborated with Robyn Archer on a musical play Poor Johanna, and with Moya Henderson on the opera Lindy.

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