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Old Manuscript

The sky
is that beautiful old parchment
in which the sun
and the moon
keep their diary.
To read it all,
one must be a linguist
more learned than Father Wisdom;
and a visionary
more clairvoyant than Mother Dream.
But to feel it,
one must be an apostle:
one who is more than intimate
in having been, always,
the only confidant –
like the earth
or the sea.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Alfred Kreymborg

Alfred Kreymborg was born on December 10, 1883, in New York City.

Date Published: 2017-08-14

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/old-manuscript