[I saw myself] by Lew Welch

[I saw myself]

I saw myself
a ring of bone
in the clear stream
of all of it

and vowed,
always to be open to it
that all of it
might flow through

and then heard
“ring of bone” where
ring is what a

bell does

Lew Welch
—from Ring of Bone: Collected Poems of Lew Welch

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