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RACHEL KORN / THE NEXT PHASE POEMS / ALL THAT WAS TRUE AND PUT FORTH LEAVES

All That Was True And Put Forth Leaves
Translated by Seymour Levitan

All that was true and put forth leaves
anew each day,
the tree of ever-new understanding
shielding
my childhood,
drifts away,
so far away,
so far –
and I with all my will clutch the word,
tail of the imaginary bird
that lifts me over
barren days
and gulfs the night
to the heights
of dream
and longing,
to the firmament
where a new genesis is being dreamt
by the sleeping stars.



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