What Would William Stafford Write

What would William Stafford write

this predawn if he were still here

April 1st,, downtown D.C, 12th & K,?

 

Would he work from the view outside

his hotel window where traffic signals

and globe-like street lights are invitations

 

away from the city because on rainwet

sreets they shimmer iridescence, a slant

reminder of the pear and cherry blossoms.

 

Japan, again the terrible side of power,

after the war, after the earthquake, after all

I think he’d find solace in something small:

 

Like the young beautiful ebony toned

women representing me in the halls

of Congress and Boston Latin School.

 

Those delicate petals, promising Spring

Again, again I can follow his lead, praise

the small things, and despite it all, love.

 

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One comment on “What Would William Stafford Write

  1. Andrea says:

    ❤ it!

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