For What Binds Us

I am a sucker for poetry … and Jane Hirshfield is one of my favourites. yin/yang, strong/weak, hidden/proud … visible/invisible ….ties that bind us <3 BY JANE HIRSHFIELD There are names for what binds us: strong forces, weak forces. Look around, you can see them: the skin that forms in a half-empty cup, nails rusting into the places they join, joints dovetailed on their own weight. The way things stay so solidly wherever they’ve been set down— and gravity, scientists say, is weak. And see how the flesh grows back across a wound, with a […]