divination by pebbles

Robin Blaser

come on, try it, one pebble,

two pebbles, three pebbles,

four     dropped in the pond

among the goldfish

there the logic went

there click the dear dice

of a life’s swim for it

1001 letters of the alphabet

thunder in our footsteps

and the diaphanous heart

is at the door on the edge

of it here---there---where---

then---when     of it


  for James Joyce
17 February 2004