Elephant Water

Dan Veach



The Seal

Copyright 2012 by Daniel Veach

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The master artist and the masterpiece

In you their embodied longing can be seen

Gliding at ease in your well-loved element

At home, at last

In the dark shape of your dream

You body forth the shape of things unseen

Working in flesh

A line of forebears labored

To express the heart’s desire

They could not speak,

Apprenticed to the slow and patient task

Of bending bone