Changing Everything Poem by Jane Hirshfield

Changing Everything

Rating: 4.4


I was walking again
in the woods,
a yellow light
was sifting all I saw.

Willfully,
with a cold heart,
I took a stick,
lifted it to the opposite side
of the path.

There, I said to myself,
that's done now.
Brushing one hand against the other,
to clean them
of the tiny fragments of bark.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 17 December 2014

Meaningful poem and it is so lovable with humanity.

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Luo Zhihai 04 January 2015

I would like to translate your poems into Chinese. Could you?

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It''s In Chinese 13 October 2019

Done. Welcome.

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Luo Zhihai 04 January 2015

I would like to translate your poems into Chinese. Could you?

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Mike Hunt 13 October 2019

done mate!

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Hairball 27 February 2020

this poem made me decide to shave my head for charity! ! it made me cry with the most majestic and fluffy joy! ... if you were a seal would you want to get eaten by a shark...? ? ?

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garficcino 27 February 2020

fantastic poem, really enjoyed it! perhaps you could add Garfield into the next one? ? xox

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Abhilasha Laghari 13 October 2019

Poem are amazing, I have hard time understand it, but I feel meaning none the less. Thank, thank you. Love from here India! xx

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Karen 13 October 2019

Can I please speak to your manager? I have a few questions.

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Katie Svil 28 August 2018

This poem is very nice to read, makes me feel like there are other people out there in my situation. Stay strong everyone! xox

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Jane Hirshfield

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