Friday, April 24, 2009

Keeping things whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

Mark Strand

how did i almost completely
forget poetry month?
thank you m. heart for the
gentle (melancholy) reminder

image 1: on taos pueblo land looking
towards mabel dodge luhan house, august 2008
image 2: georgia okeeffe's 'white place', august 2008

1 comment:

  1. we have very similar tastes in poetry, i think i've posted both this and the elizabeth bishop poem at some point in the past! i especially love this mark strand poem though.


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