The earth is motionless
And poised in space …
A great bird resting in its flight
Between the alleys of the stars.
It is the wind’s hour off …
The wind has nestled down among the corn …
The two speak privately together,
Awaiting the whirr of wings.

Lola Ridge lived from 1873-1941. She was a wild and courageous visionary who campaigned furiously for workers’ rights and gender equality.