Leave me alone.

Let birds come.

Let stones be laid on stones.

Leave me alone.

I waken streets

when I walk through processions

of trees.

Kalamazoo Nature Center, Early Autumn 2012

              Under branches

I remember journeys

when I rose to foreign

suns and let the morning

seal my secrets.

Leave me alone.

A light has always

led me home.

A voice is always calling.

Adonis. The Pages of Day and Night. Translated from the Arabic by Samuel Hazo. The Marlboro Press/Northwestern. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press, 2000.

In The Forest

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