Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in Love

With:

Merwin (yep, still celebrating his recent appointment as poet laureate)

mountains (miss them, now that I'm back in the Delta)

and...

dogs (mine's happy the Fourth is over).

So here's a poem for the weekend that combines all three:

The Mountains
by W.S. Merwin

There are days when I think the future sets
beyond the mountains
then I lay me down
in fear of departures

and a heavy
net drops on me when I wake
far
far in the night
borne on
and the whole air
around me crying for you
even
when you are still there
and a dog barking
beyond it
at an unknown distance

on and on


1 comment:

Donna Cappello said...

Nice - thanks Katie