Treasure Island

Jane Hirshfield

(New York / United States)

Poems of Jane Hirshfield

1. A Hand 5/23/2013
2. Changing Everything -new- 9/12/2014
3. Metempsychosis 5/23/2013
4. Rebus 5/23/2013
5. Standing Deer 5/23/2013
6. The Envoy 5/23/2013
7. The Heart's Counting Knows Only One 5/23/2013
8. The Task 5/23/2013
9. The Weighing 5/23/2013
10. Tree 5/23/2013

Changing Everything

I was walking again
in the woods,
a yellow light
was sifting all I saw.

Willfully,
with a cold heart,
I took a stick,
lifted it to the opposite side
of the path.

There, I said to myself,
that's done now.
Brushing one hand against the other,
to clean them
of the tiny fragments of bark.

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