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Standing Deer - Poem by Jane Hirshfield

As the house of a person
in age sometimes grows cluttered
with what is
too loved or too heavy to part with,
the heart may grow cluttered.
And still the house will be emptied,
and still the heart.

As the thoughts of a person
in age sometimes grow sparer,
like a great cleanness come into a room,
the soul may grow sparer;
one sparrow song carves it completely.
And still the room is full,
and still the heart.

Empty and filled,
like the curling half-light of morning,
in which everything is still possible and so why not.

Filled and empty,
like the curling half-light of evening,
in which everything now is finished and so why not.

Beloved, what can be, what was,
will be taken from us.
I have disappointed.
I am sorry. I knew no better.

A root seeks water.
Tenderness only breaks open the earth.
This morning, out the window,
the deer stood like a blessing, then vanished.


Comments about Standing Deer by Jane Hirshfield

  • Gold Star - 246,037 Points Rajnish Manga (8/27/2016 10:18:00 PM)

    Lovely poem with a fine expression of life's various situations and realities unfolding a philosophy:
    Beloved, what can be, what was / will be taken from us / A root seeks water.
    Tenderness only breaks open the earth. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 233,953 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/7/2016 6:20:00 AM)

    Outstanding poem.............................................10 (Report) Reply

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