Thursday, March 14, 2013

another night in the ruins






7

How many nights must it take
one such as me to learn
that we aren't, after all, made
from that bird that flies out of its ashes, 
that for us
as we go up in flames, our one work
is
to open ourselves, to be
the flames?



Galway Kinnell
 from Three Books
with thanks to the mark on the wall


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