Yes to the Way the Grass
- August 17, 2020
- Posted by: dreamingcode
- Category: Poetry
“Yes to the Way the Grass,” first published in Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Poem written by Wendy Drexler, used with permission from the author
needs the soil, and the soil needs the grass,
the way the candle needs the wick
and the wick, the candle.
Yes to the lion and the buck, they need
one another. Yes to the ocean
that needs a shore for its waves.
Yes to the cymbals that need violins,
and violins for needing the thirty-two
winds it takes to make a compass rose.
Yes to each petal that needs the other
forty petals to be a rose, and to the rose
for letting them die for the new bud.
Yes to the stars, closing
their eyes at the same time to
darkness, yes to the rain
in the valley of thirst.
Yes to the time we live with
because we’ve got to live with it,
yes to loving better, to coming in