Scottish country fair, St. Paul, Minnesota







On the green
dancers leap & twirl
bodies light as mist.

They catch moons with their arms
throw out suns

make the earth under their feet
groan with pleasure

& with their eyes
give out a solemn joy & pride

that moves across the green
like a soft wind
blown up from a valley

or a shaft of light
cast down through trees.

— © by George Polley. Published in The North Country Anvil, Minnesota, 1976



About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at
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