Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield

New York / United States
Jane Hirshfield
New York / United States
Jane Hirshfield (born 24 February 1953)[1] is an American poet, essayist, and translator. She was born in February 24, 1953. She was born on East 20th Street, New York City. She received her bachelor's degree from Princeton University in the school's first graduating class to include women.

Hirshfield's seven books of poetry have each received n ...
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Changing Everything
I was walking again
in the woods,
a yellow light
was sifting all I saw.
You work with what you are given,
the red clay of grief,
the black clay of stubbornness going on after.
Clay that tastes of care or carelessness,
clay that smells of the bottoms of rivers or dust.
The Heart's Counting Knows Only One
In Sung China,
two monks friends for sixty years
watched the geese pass.
Where are they going?
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
Da Capo
Take the used-up heart like a pebble
and throw it far out.


Libby 21 January 2020
The best poem I’ve ever read wish I could be like her
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Jane Hirshfield 14 January 2019
why she wrote a poem about wedding blessings.
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