This month we will inaugurate a new section on poetry, those words by which we may all reflect on the world around us. Poetry is one of the oldest uses of language, and examples are still with us from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as many other cultures, old and new. Its translation is often exceedingly difficult, and many translators become famous for their efforts. Our poem this month gives us a pause to reflect on the world around us.
Carolyn Kelley Williams is by day, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, by night, a novelist, published poet, and performance artist with the ensemble World Enough & Time, of which she is a founding member. She has studied with Pulitzer-prize winning poet Mary Oliver.