Is an icicle
tree in it.
Sure it's not your
shaped like a dagger.
like a tree
Because every part of the tree
with 1/4 inch of diamond ice.
is able to remove
a single twig or root
and plant it elsewhere
So just the icicle
shaped like a tree
Perfect sparkling icicle
in the shape of a tree
in early morning light
Wins first place
in the ice
"Selected Poems" (2000, Soft Skull Press, NYC)
spans poetic output from 1966 to 1999, including his long
poem Factory which Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books
brought out in its Pocket Poets Series in 1980 and was heralded
by Allen Ginsberg as "the most enlightening and magnanimous
American poem I've seen by anyone of the 60s and 70s decades."
Other works of his appear in the anthologies Wild Song:
Poems from Wilderness Magazine; Poetry Comes Up Where It
Can: Poems from American Journal; and American Poets Say
Goodbye to the 20th Century.