Learn More

Kenneth Rexroth

(December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982 / South Bend, Indiana)

Doubled Mirrors


It is the dark of the moon.
Late at night, the end of summer,
The autumn constellations
Glow in the arid heaven.
The air smells of cattle, hay,
And dust. In the old orchard
The pears are ripe. The trees
Have sprouted from old rootstocks
And the fruit is inedible.
As I pass them I hear something
Rustling and grunting and turn
My light into the branches.
Two raccoons with acrid pear
Juice and saliva drooling
From their mouths stare back at me,
Their eyes deep sponges of light.
They know me and do not run
Away. Coming up the road
Through the black oak shadows, I
See ahead of me, glinting
Everywhere from the dusty
Gravel, tiny points of cold
Blue light, like the sparkle of
Iron snow. I suspect what it is,
And kneel to see. Under each
Pebble and oak leaf is a
Spider, her eyes shining at
Me with my reflected light
Across immeasurable distance.

Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Doubled Mirrors by Kenneth Rexroth )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. OFTEN WHEN LAUGHING, Terry Collett
  2. जिउनि दाइरियाव,2013, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. At That Moment All Ugliness was Undone., Akhtar Jawad
  4. Anonymous, Elia Michael
  5. Poor Birds of Cage, Pius Didier
  6. Christmas Differences, Melissa Furey
  7. Celebration, Shruti Goswami
  8. Leave Behind, Shruti Goswami
  9. Unceremonious, Shruti Goswami
  10. Restful Nights, Margaret Moran

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

Black is the beauty of the brightest day,
The golden belle of heaven's eternal fire,
That danced with glory on the silver waves,
Now wants the fuel that inflamed his beams:
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]