Saturday, February 13, 2016

what the light taught yesterday

In winter, in the hour
when the sun runs liquid then freezes,
caught in the mantilla of empty trees;
when my heart listens
through the cold sethoscope of fear,
your voice in my head reminds me
what the light teaches.

--Anne Michaels
from What the Light Teaches

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how I love that poem...every line and verse. It's like Anne Michaels was present when God said, "Let there be light," and took notes. :-). Your photo is an added bonus...just spectacular. Thank you for sharing it. xo

    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
    ― Plato