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I saw myself

I saw myself a ring of bone in the clear stream of all of it
and vowed, always to be open to it that all of it might flow through

and then heard “ring of bone” where ring is what a
bell do BY LEW WELCH











Lew Welch, “[I Saw Myself]” from Ring of Bone: Collected Poems of Lew Welch.  Copyright © 2012 by Lew Welch. Reprinted by permission of City Lights Books. Source: Ring of Bone: Collected Poems of Lew Welch (City Lights Books, 2012)