Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hardcover)
The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393065244, 271pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2009
from "Clockwork Doll"
I was a clockwork doll, but then
That night I turned round and around
And fell on my face, cracked on the ground,
And they tried to piece me together again.
Then once more I was a proper doll
And all my manner was nice and polite.
But I became damaged goods that night,
A fractured twig poised for a fall.