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Being


12.28.12 Posted in today's words by

Marya Zilberberg’s most recent poem to appear here was: Staring into the eyes of God, published as part of Contributor Series 7: The Confessional Diary of Bone in December 2010.

Being
By Marya Zilberberg

Yesterday in the sky

I saw whales,
Fusiform bodies lined up in parallel,
A crack of sunlight in between,
Looking south,
Their cetacean song
Bouncing in my gut,
Reverberating like the ping of a
Pinball machine,
Until the grass became plankton
Straining through my baleen.



2 Responses to “Being”

  1. Sharon Poch says:

    Marya, today I looked in the sky and saw the same whales. And their song resonates. Thank you for writing this exquisite poem. Sharon

  2. Sharon Poch says:

    Marya, today I looked in the sky and saw the same whales. And their song resonates. Thank you for writing this exquisite poem. Sharon