Poetry Porch: Poetry


by Julia Budenz

August 9, 2004
Letitia and Flora
For Elizabeth Reeke and Julia Budenz

What is this instrument that lies
Across the land?
Your fingers from far west touch strings
That touch my hand
Stretched from deep east. My answering tunes
Like yours expand
Throughout the universe and you
Can understand.

Published with permission of the literary estate of Julia Budenz.