"How swiftly the strained honey
of afternoon light
flows into darkness
and the closed bud shrugs off
its special mystery
in order to break into blossom:
as if what exists, exists
so that it can be lost
and become precious."
–– Lisel Mueller (b. 1924), German-born, American poet, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997.
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