Saturday Poem

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 I heard
”ring of bone” where
ring is what a

bell does

by Lew Welch
from Ring of Bone,
Collected Poems 1950-1971
Grey Fox Press, 1979