Christina Davis

December 16, 2011 Davis Christina



In The Odyssey,

the bed is made of a rooted and immovable tree,

a living tree, and all about the sleeping

body are birds.


I had thought we would arrive at a total dwelling-place


where other than human voices

could wake us, a solidarity

across the creatures. Dona nobis the pacem


of this, where

what is and we


are one.

Christina Davis is the author of two collections of poetry: An Ethic (Nightboat Books, 2013) and Forth A Raven (Alice James Books, 2006). She currently serves as curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.