Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Time for some poetry

I've promised that this blog will be about more than music and my own poems. Here is an excerpt from a poem by one of my favorite poets and certainly one of America's very finest, Theodore Roethke. His "Collected Poems" is readily available at bookstores and online.

We sing together; we sing mouth to mouth.
The garden is a river flowing south.
She cries out loud the soul's own secret joy;
She dances and the ground bears her away.
She knows the speech of light, and makes it plain
A lively thing can come to light again.

-- Theodore Roethke

For more, visit the Academy of American Poets Roethke pages.


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