I Don’t Know What You’re Called, I’ll Call You by Your Sounds
dew grass a fire shine mountain a lung pine cone the bone tsunami rock hawk jaw gravity a fall all consuming a song chirp for sunlight spine daggers cracking the sky an ocean paused in its crashing creature shake trip whistle rustle nut squirrel swish stump thunder or thump thump a swallowing you beautiful urchin you rot mound of moss.
Copyright © 2018 by Susan Landers. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on December 27, 2017. by the Academy of American Poets.
About this Poem
Susan Landers is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Franklinstein (Roof Books, 2016).
Date Published: 2017-12-27
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/i-dont-know-what-youre-called-ill-call-you-your-sounds