2015-09-23



Poem of the Neighbours
--Charles Tomlinson 
Bird neighbours the rising tree,
Leaf neighbours the waiting soil,
Flesh, fish, foal, all-kingdom-kind
Neighbour the other, sun to stone. 
Man neighbours the sun in life,
Man neighbours the horse in life,
Horse neighbours the trodden grass,
Oak neighbours the untrodden sky: 
That life shall know increase. 
Cat neighbours the bird in death,
Lion neighbours the doe in death,
Snake neighbours the hidden toad,
Hidden toad neighbours the fly: 
That life shall know increase.