Some later Paul Blackburn: water, shade and glints of sun:
Men with shovels directed a stream
of sizable pebbles into the excavations
about young new-planted mountain ash trees
set mid-quad in the concrete
from a dump truck .
I brought back home
a single rhododendron bloom that had fallen .
Outside the cellar door, I spoke to a bee, he
danced before me, crotch to face, he checked me out, he
buzzed, I talked, he sat
in my beard for a moment . We
talked. I wanted to go inside . I told him
so . I did .