Monday, July 11, 2016

a duino, ii.

with all its eyes the animal world
beholds the open. only our eyes
are as if inverted and set all around it
like traps at its portals to freedom.
what's outside we only know from the animal's
countenance; for almost from the first we take a child
and twist him round and force him to gaze
backwards and take in structure, not the open
that lies so deep in an animal's face. free from death.