Elaine bright-eyed smoothly spun to face them, "We
will see many things. We have.
There is no treasure as great as we 2 together
for together we may see all and
see all within. All the realms open for us
and are blending and conspiring. We walk upon
a seashore through gleaming sands and through
grasses which rush and whisper to us and across
barren rocks whose record of lichen boldly hued is
like the runes of illustrious time and they
speak to us, the gulls and terns speak to us, the
gyrfalcons call to us as we row island to island searching for unconformities
and finding them in sea lions and truffles
as we course southward through
the virtuous and voluptuous sea. Can 1 be both?
The sea can. Haggerty can. Her
mind is a beacon, her heart encompassing, her
hands small and quick, and Haggerty,
Haggerty, is herself small
and quick and persistent and
compassionate and never relinquishes
and never stops and never
bends where right is in the balance.
Haggerty has a balance in
her person and in her study. It's
an old balance. It was her stepfather's."
the meadow I waited for
the wing to stop.