DPF / Cotter

For the future I’d like to meet in each moment and not know a second ahead of time, from Poetry, October 2016.

from Time Traveler / by Patrick Cotter

Now is before he was born. Days of air
shaken by bees, crow song probing eaves
and quays. Maker of the future a perfect
terra-cotta tense, a tense which sings.

DPF / Heaney

For making metaphor-making look as simple as breathing, from poetryfoundation.org.

from Casualty / by Seamus Heaney

To get out early, haul
Steadily off the bottom,
Dispraise the catch, and smile
As you find a rhythm
Working you, slow mile by mile,
Into your proper haunt
Somewhere, well out, beyond…