Just folding his wings, the handsome wood duck
among wafer-crisp cottonwood leaves.
I love to lie down weary
under the stalk of sleep
growing slowly out of my head,
the dark leaves meshing.
Terrapin and Other Poems;
Illustrated by Tom Pohrt,
Counterpoint, 2014, page 29.
This book was made of Wendell Berry poems chosen by the illustrator
to make an beautiful and simple book for children. I think it will make a lovely holiday gift!