Lisel Mueller, “On Finding a Bird’s Bones in the Woods” …

lisel muellerLisel Mueller

“On Finding a Bird’s Bones in the Woods”

Even Einstein, gazing
at the slender ribs of the world,
examining and praising
the cool and tranquil core
under the boil and burning
of faith and metaphor—
even he, unlearning
the bag and baggage of notion,
must have kept some shred
in which to clothe that shape,
as we, who cannot escape
imagination, swaddle
this tiny world of bone
in all that we have known
of sound and motion.
 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on December 18, 2015.

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