by George Oppen

George Oppen

Miracle of the children the brilliant
Children the word
Liquid as woodlands Children?

When she was a child I read Exodus
To my daughter 'The children of Israel. . .'

Pillar of fire
Pillar of cloud

We stared at the end
Into each other's eyes Where
She said hushed

Were the adults We dreamed to each other
Miracle of the children
The brilliant children Miracle

Of their brilliance Miracle

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Last updated November 30, 2022