Monday, December 3, 2012

Sam Shepard-Peer Gynt

First light
Miracle of morning
Peeling back night
Like a page in a book

Snails peek at the doors of their shells
Gold in their mouth
Astonishing light

Courage pounding at the cage of ribs
Yet stillness rides
The steaming backs of grazing bulls

Quicksilver lizards
Snapping through
their thoughtless heads

A toad stone still
Peering out through the window
Of what he is

Indelible character
Obeying itself

written for Irina Brook's production of Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" at the Salzburg Festival

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