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Kenneth Patchen - Pastoral

The Dove walks with sticky feet
Upon the green crowns of the almond tree,
Its feathers smeared over with warmth
Like honey
That dips lazily down into the shadow ...

Anyone standing in that orchard.So filled with peace and sleep,
Would hardly have noticed the hill
With its three strange wooden arms
Lifted above a throng of motionless people
- Above the helmets of Pilate's soldiers
Flashing like silver teeth in the sun. 

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Poet: Kenneth Patchen
Poem: Pastoral
Poem of the Day: Oct 25 2006

Comment 205 of 205, added on June 30th, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

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crorkzz from Iran
Comment 204 of 205, added on June 11th, 2015 at 3:16 AM.

l81ghe I truly appreciate this blog article.Thanks Again.

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Comment 203 of 205, added on April 7th, 2015 at 2:05 AM.

28AEYh Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

crorkz from Micronesia

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