Guardian Angel

by Rolf Jacobson.

I am the bird that knocks at your window in the morning, 
and your companion whom you cannot know,
the blossoms that light up the blind.

I am the glaciers' crest above the forest,
the dazzling one,
and the brass voices from cathedral towers.

The thought that suddenly comes over you
at midday and fills you with singular

I am the one you loved long ago.
I walk along side you by day and look intently at you,
and put my mouth on your heart but you don't know it.

I am your third arm and your second shadow,
the white one, whom you don't have the heart for,
and who cannot ever forget you.

Contributions || Ram Samudrala ||