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 is the author of many books of poems, essays, and translations.  LOVE AND DREAD (poems) will be published this spring by Measure Press,  and PIECE BY PIECE, prose selections, is due out from Paul Dry Books in July.  Rachel is Board of Governors Professor of English are Rutgers-Newark, where she has taught for many years.