Thursday, July 26, 2012

was thinking of Marianne Moore

The Binturong: An Ode
From branch to branch to branch the binturong lurches
Between Vietnamese White Pine, even the Democracy Tree, but probably not ordinary birches. Deforestation is making his home uninhabitable.
Swinging between the lines of my poem this animal
Who calls the Pen-tailed Tree Shrew neighbor works harder than the entire U.S. Department of Labor just to survive.