Watching the Film About Robert Bly

hair white as the snows
he remembers, sky
he writes about

nail-bitten hands pushing
rocks uphill, furrowed
still flutter like sparrows
when the wheat is ripe

gray eyes full as a morning
fog in Minnesota winter

voice at times the honk
of a goose in migration
laugh of a midnight loon
prideful lion’s roar
bellow of a moose in rut

on his serape
his father’s dust lingers
Basho whispers in his ear

the popcorn is very good
with butter and salt

and after, there is a long line
at the urinal, drumming