Saturday, October 11, 2014

Al-Wa’li: Inclined toward Us




The tip of her head said so much,
not battering with her forehead,
but a gentle left sag, softening her eyes,
as if her right brain had become buoyant.
There is a lean in the whole world
if we learn to catch it,
a kind of coming toward us, fern leaf hosanna,
the squirrel ringing the tree to get eye-level.
Maybe friendship really starts before
we even open our mouth,
and all of it is simply the recognition
of a Friend inclined toward us,
constantly,
putting on this face of a lover,
that face of our child,
this face of a
physician of the heart.

KBN

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