This morning I am creating space with the poetry of Margaret Hasse.
She’s a quiet clapper in the bell of the prairie,
a girl who likes to be alone.
Today, she’s hiked four miles down
ravines’ low cool blueness.
Bending under a barbed wire, she’s in grass fields.
She’s at the edge of the great plains.
Wise to the openness, she finds it a familiar place.
Her clothes swell like wheat bread.
When she returns to her parents house,
the foxtails and burrs have come home, too.
The plants seem intent on living in new ground.
The stiller she is, the more everything moves
in the immense vocabulary of being.