Today’s poem was recommended by Jane Fonda in The Poem I Turn To: Actors & Directors Present Poetry That Inspires Them. Even if you don’t like Jane Fonda, you will probably like this poem. Think of it this way: now you’ll have something to talk to Jane Fonda about next time you see her.
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The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
that I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can’t reach.
With my sense, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
and in the ponds broken off from the sky
my feeling sinks, as if standing on fishes.