Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Li-Young Lee: "One Heart"

Look at the birds. Even flying
is born

out of nothing. The first sky
is inside you, friend, open

at either end of day.
The work of wings

was always freedom, fastening
one heart to every falling thing.

"One Heart" by Li-Young Lee, from Book of My Nights. © BOA Editions Ltd., 2001.

Photograph: "Fractalius—Dove in Flight," photographic image by Bahman Farzad (originally black and white).


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