Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week, Intern Noah selected a poem from Diana, Charles, & the Queen by William Heyen. Keep an eye on the BOA Blog this week for a guest post from Noah with more from this collection.
Five hundred years ago, this movement
in the tomb of Tutankhamen:
a gold-leaved chair collapses, dust
swirls up in cerement darkness, then
the long settling of motes. In this way, a poem
breaks down into the gold & dust of time,
atom by atom. But the masked self
bears eternal witness to its hieroglyph.
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