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Some Kind of Beneath by Kristin Roedell

Under a mountain or under

a lake, drifting with bull rushes,

or waiting like ore in black silence:

this is some kind of beneath.

 

I mostly know what the still small

Voice says, I close eyes and doors

and It speaks but now

 

It hangs voiceless as unmapped

catacombs. There is always some

terrible beauty to dense,

shrouded things.

I wait, and that is more powerful

than stone, cavern, mountain, lake;

 

it should surface

but stays speechless.

 

My love says things snow drifts say,

it says what a field lying fallow

is too mute to voice.

 

It says there is nothing more I can do.

There is always some terrible beauty

more powerful than stone,

cavern, mountain and lake.

This is some kind of beneath.

 

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6 thoughts on “Some Kind of Beneath by Kristin Roedell

  1. Kristin Roedell graduated from Whitman College (B.A. English 1984) and the University of Washington Law School (J.D. 1987). Her poetry has been published in over fifty journals and books including Switched on Gutenberg, Ginosko, JAMA, Damselflypress, Frost Writing, Tacoma City Arts, and Voice Catcher Anthology. She is the author of three chapbooks: Seeing in the Dark (2009, Tomato Can Press), Girls with Gardenias (2012, Flutter Press), and Night Circus (2013, Legal Studies Forum) She has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. Her website is located at http://cicadas-sing.ucoz.com/

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