"This Inwardness, This Ice"

"This Inwardness, This Ice"

A weekly poem, read by the author.
Aug. 20 2002 11:49 AM

This Inwardness, This Ice

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an air too sharp to pause,
this distance, this burn,

this element of flaws
that winces as it gives.

Nothing to do but live.
Nowhere to be but gone.

Christian Wiman's most recent book is Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet.

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