Monday, December 26, 2005

Zoo Poem II

NEW YORK - Here's another poem "found" at the Central Park Zoo, this one in the rainforest section.

"Could it be true we live on Earth?
On Earth forever.

Just one brief instant here.

Even the finest stones begin to split
even gold is tarnished,
even precious bird-plumes
shrivel like a cough.

Just one brief instant here."

Nezahualcoyotll (Mexico 1403-1437)

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