Quotation by Marge Piercy

Only when we break the mirror and climb into our vision,
only when we are the wind together streaming and singing,
only in the dream we become with our bones for spears,
we are real at last
and wake.
Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet, novelist, and political activist. "The Provocation of the Dream," lines 81-85 (1976).

Piercy was a prominent activist in the movement opposing the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. These are the last lines in the last poem of her first post- Vietnam War collection, Living in the Open.
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