The Counter

(2004)

"The Counter" is the second song of Dorothy Chang's song cycle Burning.

The Counter
by William Carlos Williams


My days are burning
My brain is a flower
Hasten flower to bloom
my days are burning


Quietly the flower
opens its petals
My days are burning
My brain is a flower


My brain is a flower lost
to its own fragrance
indifferent, idle--
my days are burning


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