POETRY: Backward Miracle by Kay Ryan

Backward Miracle by Kay Ryan

(Kay Ryan was the United States Poet Laureate from 2008 until 2010.)

Every once in a while
we need a
backward miracle
that will strip language,
make it hold for
a minute: just the
vessel with the
wine in it—
a sacramental
refusal to multiply,
reclaiming the
single loaf
and the single
fish thereby.Save

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