Written on the plane. After turbulence:
The movement of life: to live more fully in the present. This
movement includes the work of bringing this history to "light"
and understanding. The "unconscious" of the race, and its traces
in art and in social structure and "inventions"--these are our
inheritance. In facing history, we look at each other, and in facing
our entire personal life, we look at each other.
I want to break open. On the plane, a white cloud seen through
rainbow. The rainbow is, optically, on the glass of the window.
From "Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness," edited by Carolyn Forche (W.W. Norton: 812 pp., $21.95)