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Jane Hirshfield

(New York / United States)

Poems of Jane Hirshfield

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

A Hand

A hand is not four fingers and a thumb.

Nor is it palm and knuckles,
not ligaments or the fat's yellow pillow,
not tendons, star of the wristbone, meander of veins.

A hand is not the thick thatch of its lines
with their infinite dramas,
nor what it has written,

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