November 19th, 2014

Marie Howe - Annunciation

Even if I don't see it again -- nor ever feel it

I know it is -- and that if once it hailed me

it ever does--

and so it is myself I want to turn in that direction

not as toward a place, but it was a tilting

within myself,

as one turns a mirror to flash the light to where

it isn't -- I was blinded like that -- and swam

in what shone at me

only able to endure it by being no one and so

specifically myself I thought I'd die

from being loved like that.

-- from Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words, by Kim Rosen

Poetry Chaikhana | Marie Howe - Annunciation