Rachel Hadas

In the Vestibule
April 19, 2013 Hadas Rachel

In the Vestibule


The in-between is queasy

but all is in between.


Midsummer green? Monotonous

when everything is green.


The sea: a glittering question

when everything is sea.


This vestibule? Unsettling.

I teeter first one way


and then the other. In

or out? I am a fool


to be so caught off balance.

All is vestibule.

Rachel Hadas’s new collection, Poems for Camilla, will be published by Measure Press in June 2018. Her verse translations of Euripides’ two Iphigenia plays are due out from Northwestern University Press the same month.