Informed by A. Sutzkever’s “Needleshine,” in A. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and Prose (p. 341). University of California Press, Berkley, Los Angeles, CA (1990)… linked to memories of lazy, Saturday afternoons at my grandparents’ kitchen table.
Quivering in the ray of dust,
A familiar figure. I could swear:
I it was. And am. And shall remain,
Strung on a string of dust
With the same needle."
~Abraham Sutzkever (1913-2010)