Canto XX

—for Patrick Pethybridge

, the no-tongue bell , the urn-mouth against the earth , dream in which I would not sing , though many asked me to sing , slept warm in the stable straw , with my head on a lamb breathing , a full-grown lamb , the bell around the cow’s neck , did not ring , the bell was sleeping , dreaming that it would not ring , goat mouth asleep in the hay , the dream of eating hay