Golden-crowned Kinglet -- Regulus satrapa
with "The Mysteries" by Donald Hall:
'The god of monkeys leaps from branch
to branch. The god of horses neighs.
The god of dogs bays at the moon.
If it happens once, it will happen again.
I built a chamber underground,
crawled inside for five months,
and in the sixth month rose
with my thighs turned to tubers.
I appeared at the same hour
in Prague and New Hampshire.
In differing they agree with themselves,
the connection always in verso—
like the bow and the arrow. Warmth cools,
cold heats, wet dries, parch moistens.
Among the divinities, she is Lord,
and wisest in measure, who inhabits
the temple of limb-loosening love.' ~ "The Mysteries" by Donald Hall