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Posted: April 17 2013

Rebecca Gayle Howell. 
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How to Plant by the Signs

When the ground is lit
when your back, hands, intent are lit
full well
full dawn of dark
when the tide swells
(forget sea)
when the tide swells in soil unseen
root stem leaf
when the moon is in its age
plant that which rises
above the ground to bloom
full well full fruit
in the old of the moon
When the sign is in the loins or breast
when the sign is in your feet
calloused (yes bare)
if what you wish is to harvest
if what you wish is to reap
grow the hour long
take the seed of secret in your palm
spread it like a witness
spread it like a disease

hudson, new york


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