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One Heart

From "The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry," edited by J.D. McClatchy, (Vintage: 620 pp., $17 paper)

August 10, 2003|Li-Young Lee

Look at the birds. Even flying

Is born

out of nothing. The first sky

is inside you, open

at either end of day.

The work of wings

was always freedom, fastening

one heart to every falling


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