Wednesday, July 7, 2010

tropical



Bluet or cornflower or centaurea cyanus
nevermind it's the color oh and the heat again.

How could all the shreds of garbage bags stuck
in brambles, or the bright blue tarps flapping
over every shanty and fish stand in the world,
be, in essence, the fingerprints of God?
Maggie Nelson, BLUETS

2 comments:

TC said...

"fingerprints of God" is swell.

Centaurea cyanus: bluet or cornflower -- it's probably six of one, a half dozen of the other.

Pam Hart said...

Schuyler's "ragged bits of sky" is pretty swell too as are the photos. I think my roadside wild blooms are ragged cousins of the bluet/ bachelor button. Thanks for the poem and pix.