Jane Hirshfield

(New York / United States)

Poems of Jane Hirshfield

1. A Hand 5/23/2013
2. Changing Everything 9/12/2014
3. Da Capo 12/15/2014
4. Metempsychosis 5/23/2013
5. Rebus 5/23/2013
6. Standing Deer 5/23/2013
7. The Envoy 5/23/2013
8. The Heart's Counting Knows Only One 5/23/2013
9. The Task 5/23/2013
10. The Weighing 5/23/2013
11. Tree 5/23/2013

The Envoy

One day in that room, a small rat.
Two days later, a snake.

Who, seeing me enter,
whipped the long stripe of his
body under the bed,
then curled like a docile house-pet.

I don't know how either came or left.

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