Poem: Many-Roofed Building in Moonlight ~ Jane Hirshfield

August 27, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Many-Roofed Building in Moonlight
~ Jane Hirshfield

I found myself
suddenly voluminous,
three-dimensioned,
a many-roofed building in moonlight.

Thought traversed
me as simply as moths might.
Feelings traversed me as fish.

I heard myself thinking,
It isn’t the piano, it isn’t the ears.

Then heard, too soon, the ordinary furnace,
the usual footsteps above me.

Washed my face again with hot water,
as I did when I was a child.

Audio of the poet’s reading: https://aaknopf.tumblr.com/post/183936207234/the-boundlessness-and-the-limitations-of

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