My Daughter's First Week
where the child is—seems uneven
within limits—of fragile lightshadows: emptiness!—for
the world Grows
in her—to Listen
in its Fullness
22 January 1983
From Child & Rose by Gennady Aygi. Copyright © 2003 by Gennady Aygi and Peter France. Used by permission of New Directions. All rights reserved.
Russian poet Gennady Aygi was born in Shaymurzino, in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic in 1934.
Date Published: 2003-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/my-daughters-first-week