Spring 1971

Charles Bailey
2016-02-17

Spring 1971

Norman H. Russell, Spring 1971

this small leaf of a meadow violet all my life it seems i have stood high and far away from such things from such small things thinking to find in giant trees and stars all beauty all meaning all speaking thinking that god is giant this small leaf of a meadow violet surely it is the eye and the mind of god i am come down now from mountains and trees walking a more careful way among violet leaves and my eyes travel the rivers and hills of this leaf seeing watersheds of veins forests of tiny hairs seeing armies of insects like men and returning promethean at my pleasure from leaf to star from star to leaf.
Russell, Norman Hudson, Jr. “God Is Giant.” The Midwest Quarterly 50.4 (2009): 346+.

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