“Tour” by Carol Snow
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
Near a shrine in Japan he'd swept the path and then placed camellia blossoms there. Or — we had no way of knowing — he'd swept the path between fallen camellias.
From For, 2000
University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif.
Copyright 2000 by the Regents of the University of California.
All rights reserved.
Reprinted by permission of University of California Press. Copyright 2000 by The regents of the University of California. For further permissions information, contact University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94270. http://www.ucpress.edu/op.php?isbn=9780520217843O