I could live like that,putting my chair by the window,making my tea,letting the light in,trapping the spider in my left hand.I could pull the one book downand find my place inside the four worldsand face the wrong wayand live forever by mercy and wisdom.I could love the pine tree,and the road going back and forth like a blue thread,and the fire inside the hills,and the grass going down to the river—my wildest dream.Gerald Stern, “Saying the First Words”Art Credit Palmer Davis

I could live like that,
putting my chair by the window,
making my tea,
letting the light in,
trapping the spider in my left hand.

I could pull the one book down
and find my place inside the four worlds
and face the wrong way
and live forever by mercy and wisdom.

I could love the pine tree,
and the road going back and forth like a blue thread,
and the fire inside the hills,
and the grass going down to the river—my wildest dream.

Gerald Stern, “Saying the First Words”
Art Credit Palmer Davis

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