18 November 2009

swirling about in a broth of wind


This seems to be the season for still, quiet moments.  I just read a poem by Wayne Miller called Nocturne: "Tonight the leaves are paper spoons / in a broth of wind."  It seems that exact type of wind has been swirling around my mind these days.  All I want to do is sit at my desk, gaze at my beautiful eggplant hued statice, meander through heaps of crunchy brown leaves, write poems, or sleep.  Can't I just do these things and be left alone? Alas, hark - the research papers call, the neglected friends call, the dishes craving sudsy water call.


For right now, though, I'll just stare at the statice.

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