by Kitty Jospé
I learn it means thank you in modern Greek,
but carries the reciprocal meaning of gift
granted and received— how overtones sneak
in to imply exchange of grace
like these trees, more like wraiths in space…
— each naked twig pliant, as if to receive
the rising shroud of fog. The gift they leave
is an impression of timeless embrace.
Kitty Jospé loves facilitating poetry appreciation and collaborations with word, art and music. After years of teaching French, she turned to English, and received her MFA in creative writing in 2009.