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My Daughter's First Week

 
by Gennady Aygi

the quietness
where the child is--seems uneven
within limits--of fragile lightshadows: emptiness!--for
   the world Grows
in her--to Listen
to Itself
in its Fullness

22 January 1983







From Child & Rose by Gennady Aygi. Copyright © 2003 by Gennady Aygi and Peter France. Used by permission of New Directions. All rights reserved.
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