Sujata Bhatt




Today

The fourth candle has been lit.

How can you be in exile
when you live with the one you love?

Our Chinese Schiller stands by the window.
Outside, three crows ignore a snowman.

The fourth candle has been lit.
These flames make us linger,
these flames slip into our words —

Today, it’s Händel on the radio —
and the norther sun is still strong.