Marsh Hawk Review is an online poetry journal sponsored by the Marsh Hawk Press collective. Marsh Hawk Review will appear twice a year, under the revolving editorship of collective members. Each issue will offer a selection of poems solicited by the editor, in addition to new work posted by poets in the collective.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

JANE HIRSHFIELD


Come, Thief


The mandarin silence of windows before their view,

like guards who nod to every visitor,

“Pass.”


“Come, thief,”

the path to the doorway agrees..


A fire requires its own conflagration.

As birth does. As love does.

Saying to time to the end, “Dear one, enter.”


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