Moving to Taos
it takes time
of Taos Mountain
won’t one day
be wheeled away
wearing work boots.
Lyn Bleiler ‘s poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. She is author of a book on Taos for Arcadia’s Images of America Series (2011) and recipient of Emily Harvey Foundation Fellowships in Venice (Summer 2009; Winter 2011/12), and a Pentales Fellowship in Berlin (January 2012).
You still come to me like a fresh lover
Woman of brown and pale pink
I should have left everything for you
should have gone so deep into your heart
I’d get lost in yellow aspen leaves
stand on the straw of your autumn
I should never have taken another lover
I should have walked your hills
till my soles burned
till the sky that old dwarf
opened its secrets
till someone stopped whispering your name 1,000 miles away
Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, and the author of eleven books, including her classic, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within–which has sold more than a million and a half copies and has been translated into fourteen languages–Wild Mind, Long Quiet Highway, Living Color, and The Great Failure. She has taught seminars for thirty years to people from around the world, and lives in northern New Mexico.