10

 

These days the papers in the street
leap into the air or burst across the lawnsó
not a scrap but has the breath of life:
these in a gust of wind
play about,
those for a moment lie still and sun themselves.

 

 

Return to Jerusalem the Golden

 

 

Material from
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright © 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.