The pigeon saunters along the path—
Will it turn aside?
Not only Athena's owl
knows the history of man.
Return to By the Well of Living and Seeing and The Fifth Book of the Maccabees
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright © 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.