These days the papers in the street
leap into the air or burst across the lawnsó
not a scrap but has the breath of life:
these in a gust of wind
those for a moment lie still and sun themselves.
Return to Jerusalem the Golden
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright © 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.