Ben-Zvi Heller on otter coves

The following poem by Yehudit Ben-Zvi Heller originally appeared in The Common No. 1 (March 31, 2011) on p. 99. Read the final two lines a few times. Lovely.

Otter Cove 
 
I took three stones from there: 
one from the water 
one from the sun 
and a small one 
to grow.
 
Co-translated by the poet and Stephen Clingman
 

In what manner do we take in and partake of the elements? How do we take a stone from a cove and replant it in soil and coax it to grow? Is this what it will take to reshape our lives? 

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