Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Post-Surgical Reflection

"...That time may find its sound again, and cleanse
Whatever it is that a wound remembers
After the healing ends."—Weldon Kees from "Small Prayer"

As my recovery proceeds and I experience longer stretches of time without pain, I am reminded of this lovely short poem by Weldon Kees. It can be found in his Collected Poems and is well worth seeking out. I am indebted to Naomi for calling my attention to it.


Anonymous Heather Bartlett said...

WOO HOO!!! Yay for less and less pain! :)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Heather!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Jim H. said...

At first, I thought the title of this entry was "Post-Surgical Infection" which would be very unfortunate. (Just ask me and I'll bore you silly.) I wish you a speedy and uncomplicated recovery. Nice poem, too!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Jim! Recovery is still proceeding nicely. (I had hernia surgery 2 weeks ago today; all went well.) Great to hear from you. Feel free to e-mail me directly as well: gluce727@yahoo.com.

9:40 AM  

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