Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bird on Bough



"The earth is just too big, too beautiful:
I like it small, through a window, catching
the light at day's end. I prefer poems
haiku-size; a pair of binoculars
through which I see one bluebird at a time,
the pink bib at its throat, the lacquered claws
curled upon an apple bough with the fruit
just setting on, a green miniscule globe
in whose meat I can taste Adam and Eve,
the whole sad history of our human grief."
First Stanza of Julia Alvarez's poem Small Portions from The Woman I Kept to Myself

2 comments:

  1. What a nice picture and beautiful poem...Now I need to go look for her books!

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