Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jane Hirshfield: "My Weather"

Wakeful, sleepy, hungry, anxious,
restless, stunned, relieved.

Does a tree also?
A mountain?

A cup holds
sugar, flour, three large rabbit-breaths of air.

I hold these.

"My Weather" by Jane Hirshfield. Published in Poetry, September 2012. © Jane Hirshfield.

Image credit: "Molecules of Emotion," painting by Jolanta Anna Karolska (originally color).

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