Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in Love


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

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


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 in the night
borne on
and the whole air
around me crying for you
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