Poets Walk: a bird's heart

Poets Walk: "a bird's heart"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 19

what we can't know by James LaVilla-Havelin

the number of the dead

the stretch of an hour

a bird’s heart

how our embrace feels to the embraced

the moment of a flower’s opening

dirt’s weight

outermost ripples of friendship and love


what our hands do while we sleep

a lie’s uncurling

the depth of loss

an insect’s view


morning brushing against treetops

how we are remembered

James LaVilla-Havelin, "what we can't know" from Counting. Copyright © 2010 by James LaVilla-Havelin. Used with the permission of the author.