Monday, December 13, 2021

priceless gifts

An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
entered me.

I heard 
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other 
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.

Anna Swir (Swirszczynska)
Talking to My Body
Translation: Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan
Photo:  Peter Bowers