from A Wedding on Earth (stanza 9):
And you’ll reach, with the meanings that humans bid
Two more minds to touch from balanced pairs—
Intersection of line to pyramid,
Uncornered circling, edging angles, squares—
Long paradoxes, shaped by geometry’s
Goddess and god of weddings, bend your strengths
Over your weaving promises and go
Past the edges of partnership, through the lengths
Of the days that are moving us, fast or slow,
From everything we know.
An early seven-stanza version of "A Wedding on Earth" is available here and the entire poem is found in Finch's collection, Calendars (Tupelo Press, 2003). Annie Finch is the founder (in 1997) of WOMPO, an international listserv devoted to the discussion of Women's Poetry and open to all interested individuals.