I want to give you
something I've made
some words on a page --- as if
to say, 'Here are some blue beads?'
Or, 'Here's a bright read leaf I found on
the sidewalk' (because
to find is to choose, and choice
is made). But it's difficult
so far I've found
nothing but the wish to give. Or
copies of old words? Cheap
and cruel; also senseless:
this instead, perhaps -- a half-
I ever write
a poem of a certain temper.