Monday, November 23, 2020

Winter Haiku


Maybe it’s about 

moving on after fifteen
 
years in the hinterland

      ©
  Karen Joyce  11/21/20

November 2020

November:

Woke up falling, wet

1963 again 

Deep nightmaring wail

        © Karen Joyce 11/23/20

                    





 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

"Wait" poem by Galway Kinnell


"Wait"


Wait, for now.

Distrust everything, if you have to.

But trust the hours. Haven’t they

carried you everywhere, up to now?

Personal events will become interesting again.

Hair will become interesting.

Pain will become interesting.

Buds that open out of season will become lovely again.

Second-hand gloves will become lovely again,

their memories are what give them

the need for other hands. And the desolation

of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness

carved out of such tiny beings as we are

asks to be filled; the need

for the new love is faithfulness to the old.



Wait.

Don’t go too early.

You’re tired. But everyone’s tired.

But no one is tired enough.

Only wait a while and listen.

Music of hair,

Music of pain,

music of looms weaving all our loves again.

Be there to hear it, it will be the only time,

most of all to hear,

the flute of your whole existence,

rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion.

~Galway Kinnell

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