Thursday, February 02, 2006

Silent Poetry Reading

Grace's Poppies has inspired a blog-world poetry reading in honor of St. Brigid's Day/Groundhog Day. I lurve me some poetry, so it was hard to pick one. But in these dark and soggy days of winter blahs, I think we all need some Louis Simpson.

Luminous Night

I love the dark race of poets,
And yet there is also happiness.

If I can stand it, I can stand anything.
Luminous night, let fall your pearls!
Wind, toss the sodden boughs!

Then let the birch trees shine
Like crystal. Light the boughs!
We can live here, Cristina,

We can live here,
In this house, among these trees,
This world so many have left.


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