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My Daughter's First Week

the quietness
where the child is—seems uneven
within limits—of fragile lightshadows: emptiness!—for
   the world Grows
in her—to Listen
to Itself
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.


Gennady Aygi

Russian poet Gennady Aygi was born in Shaymurzino, in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic in 1934.

Date Published: 2003-01-01

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