As this life is not a gate - Jane Hirshfield
6/17/2022 From: The Tongue Says Loneliness
The Tongue Says Loneliness | Jane Hirshfield
“The Tongue Says Loneliness”
The tongue says loneliness, anger, grief,
but does not feel them.
As Monday cannot feel Tuesday,
reach back to Wednesday
as a mother reaches out for her found child.
As this life is not a gate, but the horse plunging through it.
Not a bell,
but the sound of the bell in the bell-shape,
lashing full strength with the first blow from inside the iron.
“As this life is not a gate, but the horse plunging through it”
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