Become Becoming by Li-Young Lee

Become Becoming by Li-Young Lee Wait for evening. Then you’ll be alone. Wait for the playground to empty. Then call out those companions from childhood:…

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Praise Them by Li-Young Lee

Praise Them by Li-Young Lee The birds don’t alter space. They reveal it. The sky never fills with any leftover flying. They leave nothing to…

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Out of Hiding by Li-Young Lee

Out of Hiding by Li-Young Lee Someone said my name in the garden, while I grew smaller in the spreading shadow of the peonies, grew…

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Nativity by Li-Young Lee

Nativity by Li-Young Lee In the dark, a child might ask, What is the world? just to hear his sister promise, An unfinished wing of…

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Night Mirror by Li-Young Lee

Night Mirror by Li-Young Lee Li-Young, don’t feel lonely when you look up into great night and find yourself the far face peering hugely out…

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One Heart by Li-Young Lee

One Heart by Li-Young Lee Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, open at either…

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From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee

From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road…

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