“Wanting Sumptuous Heavens” by Robert Bly

No one grumbles among the oyster clans,

And lobsters play their bone guitars all summer.

Only we, with our opposable thumbs, want

Heaven to be, and God to come, again.

There is no end to our grumbling; we want

Comfortable earth and sumptuous heaven.

But the heron standing on one leg in the bog

Drinks his rum all day, and is content.

xxx

from TURKISH PEARS IN AUGUST (Eastern Washington University Press, 2007). Copyright Robert Bly 2007.

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2 Responses to “Wanting Sumptuous Heavens” by Robert Bly

  1. Laurie KAHN says:

    Thank you.

  2. Jerome Bloom says:

    THANK YOU
    ROBERT
    THANK YOU
    JAN

    AND
    THANKS TO THE HERON

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