Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PROPAGATION, by CLARENCE MAJOR

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First Line: If botanic roots are divided
Last Line: Hold me to hell with everything else
Subject(s): Plants; Love; Man-woman Relationships

The girl was riding a horse
alongside brave hunters
with painted spears.

They jumped fences,
following loud, barking dogs
in search of boar or wild turkey.

They camped.
She went out in a boat
with two. Downstream.

From there they saw the blazing
fire against the night cutting
mist along the mountain line.

With its ears twitching,
a mule deer stood in a clearing
in snow near pines.
His head slightly raised, sniffing.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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