Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(New York / United States)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

The Heart's Counting Knows Only One

In Sung China,
two monks friends for sixty years
watched the geese pass.
Where are they going?
one tested the other, who couldn't say.

That moment's silence continues.

No one will study their friendship
in the koan-books of insight.
No one will remember their names.

I think of them sometimes,
standing, perplexed by sadness,
goose-down sewn into their quilted autumn robes.

Almost swallowed by the vastness of the mountains,
but not yet.

As the barely audible
geese are not yet swallowed;
as even we, my love, will not entirely be lost.

Submitted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 23, 2013


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Tree by Jane Hirshfield )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]