Of course, she knew he loved her, but how he did
nagged at her and pestered, refused to shut up.
No, she wouldn't mince the words in her mind:
it seemed just ordinary stupid love,
ignorant, or unaware, of itself, of her,
so unobservant, so lacking in [...]
Why is there something and not nothing?
Because we have been spared.
Out of himself matter and shining.
And now she smiles and swells.
Sky is mother, clear and cheering.
Sea is mother, strewn face upward
to heaven—b [...]