“Fragments of Bread”

Still Life by Julia Medvedev

Still Life by Julia Medvedev

Fragments of bread
hours after supper
fill my ceaseless hunger —

Midnight and the light
is sparse,
the camel-eyed windows
gaze
at Giacometti
shadows —

Daybreak alights:
I laugh with the warblers,
and the breath of my nostrils
fires the oven,
the bread for my hunger,
once again.

by D. G. Vachal © 2013

19 thoughts on ““Fragments of Bread”

  1. As always, Dee, the picture you paint with words takes my breat away. And yet, I imagine myself, returning through the night to the crumbs left on the plate………. Love to you, my friend. ~ Bobbie

  2. I love the way you conjoined the figurative with the subsequent literal, Dee – at least, that’s how I received your verse.

    The opening stanza was especially profound. I love the layer within the layer.

    Peace and blessings,
    Eric

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