A collection of poems reprinted in several anthologies.
Includes the following poem:
“The material for this group
near Eagle Peak, Modoc County,
California.” And here they stand,
hooves nailed firmly to the floor,
white tails motionless,
antlers poised and ready,
living out the long calm days.
Patiently, they scent the deadened wind;
tirelessly, the huge ears lift to catch the rustle
of painted leaves. If now and then
a strange remembrance of living woods
should glitter in some stony marble eye
the visitors do not notice.
They pass in whispers, marveling
how skilled the artist was.