Charles Harper Webb Earth Poems
- 1. Silent Letters
Treacherous as trap door spiders,
they ambush children's innocence.
"Why is there g h in light? It isn't fair!"
Buddha declared the world illusory
- 2. Post-vacation Tristesse
The Jumbo Jet has barely shuddered off
The ground, and I'm depressed. My scuba mask
And fins, my fly rod and beach hat
- 3. March
THE EARTH seems a desolate mother,-
Betrayed like the princess of old,
The ermine stripped from her shoulders,
And her bosom all naked and cold.