Monday, November 26, 2012

Blandeur by Kay Ryan

If it pleases God,
Let less happen.
Even out earth's
rondure, flatten
the Grand Canyon.
Make valleys
slightly higher,
Widen fissures
to arable land,
Remand your
terrible glaciers
and silence
their calving,
halving or doubling.
All geographical features
toward the mean.
Unlean against our hearts,
Withdraw your grandeur
from these parts.

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