Sunday, July 7, 2013

Harvey Shapiro: "July"

You poets of the Late T'ang send me messages this morning.
The eastern sky is streaked with red.
Linkages of bird song make a floating chain.
In a corner of the world, walled in by ocean and sky,
I can look back on so many destructive days and nights,
and forward too, ego demons as far as mind reaches.
Here, for a moment, the light holds.

"July" by Harvey Shapiro, from The Sights Along the Harbor: New & Collected Poems. © Wesleyan, 2009.

Photography credit: Saul Santos Diaz (originally color).


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