Home > Poetry > Whatever
Published: Tue Oct 15 1974
Salman Toor, Fag Puddle with Candle, Shoe, and Flag (detail), 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, N.Y. Photo: Farzad Owrang.
AGNI 3 Journeys Mysteries Spirituality

Whatever keeps
a heart this still
suffers itself

Whatever casts
clouds before the eye
sees itself blind

Whatever stoops
to low things
is brought near itself

Whatever inspires
angels’ breath
is substantially wind

Whatever is
the Form of form is not it-
self known

Whatever moves
these words
to work
sings itself to sleep.

See what's inside AGNI 3
“I live out my life in the widening coils”
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated from the German by David Keplinger
Online 2023 Mysteries Spirituality Journeys
AGNI 3 Spirituality Nature Journeys
Recipe for Conception
Online 2023 Family Mysteries Journeys
The Golden Eagle
by Aase Berg
Translated from the Swedish by Johannes Göransson
Online 2021 Animals Mysteries Journeys

Gerald T. Gordon has published about twenty poems as well as articles on William Carlos Williams, Ernest Hemingway, and Evelyn Waugh. (updated 1974)

Back to top