Muriel Rukeyser: “Rune”

 scania codex detail

Rune

The word in the bread feeds me,
The word in the moon leads me,
The word in the seed breeds me,
The word in the child needs me.

The word in the sand builds me,
The word in the fruit fills me,
The word in the body mills me,
The word in the war kills me.

The word in the man takes me,
The word in the storm shakes me,
The word in the work makes me,
The word in the woman rakes me,
The word in the word wakes me.

Muriel Rukeyser (b. 15 December 1913)

Photo credit: Detail from photo of  scania codex 

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~ by matt on 15 December 2007.

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