from Deborah Kaufman
Watch this short, professional film of 89-year old American-Israeli poet Shirley Kaufman (a former guest of the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam and the author of 9 books in English) reading a poem she wrote about a period of near blindness.
Poet Shirley Kaufman gives a tour-de-force reading of her poem ‘Ezekiel's Wheels’ on Culture Unplugged. A contemplation of loss, longing, and the nature of true seeing, the poem was inspired by her experience of losing and regaining her sight. Like the biblical prophet Ezekiel, apocalyptic fires in the sky, wheels within wheels, and a valley of bones are encountered on a journey that leads from destruction to revelation.