Postcards from Paradise: Briefly it Enters, and Briefly Speaks
Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks
by Jane Kenyon
Octavio Ocampo “Mouth of the Flower”
I am the blossom pressed in a book, found again after two hundred years. . . . “Buddha” by Octavio Ocampo
I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . . Wakeful Rabbit by Maggie Taylor
When the young girl who starves sits down to a
table she will sit beside me. . . .
I am food on the prisoner's plate. . .
I am water rushing to the wellhead, filling the pitcher until it spills. . . .
The Patient Gardener by Maggie Taylor
I am the patient gardener of the dry and weedy garden. . . .
I’m Grown Up Now by Maggie Taylor
I am the stone step, the latch, and the working hinge. . . .
I am the heart contracted by joy. . .
the longest hair, white before the rest. . . .
Many Pretty Things by Maggie Taylor
I am there in the basket of fruit presented to the widow. . . .
Ecstasy of lilies by Octavio Ocampo
Kiss of the Sea by Octavio Ocampo
I am the one whose love overcomes you, already with you when you think to call my name. . . .
(collected Poems 2005)
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