Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gregory Orr: Untitled ["If to say it once"]

If to say it once
And once only, then still
To say: Yes.

And say it complete,
Say it as if the word
Filled the whole moment
With its absolute saying.

Later for "but,"
Later for "if."
Only the single syllable
That is the beloved,
That is the world.

Untitled ["If to say it once"] by Gregory Orr, from How Beautiful the Beloved. © Copper Canyon Press, 2009.

Photography credit: "A dancer demonstrates the need for pointe shoes," by 2summers (originally color).

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