Treasure Island

Jane Hirshfield

(New York / United States)

Poems of Jane Hirshfield

1. A Hand 5/23/2013
2. Changing Everything 9/12/2014
3. Metempsychosis 5/23/2013
4. Rebus 5/23/2013
5. Standing Deer 5/23/2013
6. The Envoy 5/23/2013
7. The Heart's Counting Knows Only One 5/23/2013
8. The Task 5/23/2013
9. The Weighing 5/23/2013
10. Tree 5/23/2013

The Task

It is a simple garment, this slipped-on world.
We wake into it daily - open eyes, braid hair -
a robe unfurled
in rose-silk flowering, then laid bare.

And yes, it is a simple enough task
we've taken on,
though also vast:
from dusk to dawn,

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