Corridor in Saint-Paul Hospital
You too will find your strength.
We who must live in this time
cannot imagine how strong you will become—
how strange, how surprising,
yet familiar as yesterday.
We will sense you
like a fragrance from a nearby garden
and watch you more through our days
like a shaft of sunlight in a sickroom.
We are cradled close in your hands—
and lavishly flung forth.
From The Book of Hours II, 26