Poet Jane Hirshfield said "... the feeling I have about poem-writing (is) that it is always an exploration, of discovering something I didn't already know.  Who I am shifts from moment to moment, year to year.  What I can perceive does as well.  A new poem peers into mystery, into whatever lies just beyond the edge of knowable ground."

I bring a different poem to the writing classes each week, not only to inspire but to introduce new poets to the group members.

The Sun by Judah Al-Harizi

Look: the sun has spread its wingsover the earth 
to dispel the darkness.

Like a great tree, with its roots in heaven, 
and its branches reaching down to the earth.


~ translated from the Hebrew by T. Carmi from A Book of Luminous Things edited by Czeslaw Milosz


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