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Eagle Cap

George Venn

The mountain in Mirror Lake does not waver
in the wind. This means Wallowa calm has come.
Even tons of stone have settled down for a few
million years of sleep. From mistletoe and fir,
shade lulls your eyes. From deep water, your
new face rises slow. Some old grief sinks away.
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"Eagle Cap" from West of Paradise, Ice River Press.
Copyright © 1999 by George Venn.
Reprinted with permission of the author.


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