in the light of the sun and at the sight of the world
and in all the delights of the senses and the mind;
in my eyesight blurred as it is
and my knowledge slight though it is
and my life brief though it was.
Return to By the Well of Living and Seeing and The Fifth Book of the Maccabees
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright © 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.