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A Sunburst on Helen's Lawn

A guitar's disposition hit the grass
 Windpipes and a growing green
 Saddled any seers sight who saw
 A smashed brass once underground
 Fiddling with air and ear
 In the gracious company of a martyred
 Cherry's solid seasons

There is a glory: fingers, knee, wood and brass
 On Helen's lawn, she's gone at last.

T. J. M. 91
For Marc Manley

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