Just as the birds above our heads
that, in what lies before them,
the always unknown passage,
wind, water, air,
the failing light
the failing night
the blinding sun
they must get the journey done.
They have wings and voices
are making choices
are using what they have.
They are aware
that, on long journeys,
each bears the other,
in the middle of the terrifying air.
From "Munich, Winter 1973 (for Y.S.)" by James Baldwin
Symbolic Dance, Jan Ciągliński, 1897-98