In some blog or another I mentioned a poem that would explain whatever I was writing about better than I was doing. Right now, I don't remember much about what I was saying in that post, but I have found the poem!
(Which reminds me of what Robert Browning said to a woman at a party that asked him what a particular line in one of his poems meant: "When I wrote that, madam," he said, "only God and Robert Browning knew what it meant....Now, only God knows....)
So, for what it's worth, here's the poem I couldn't find that day when I was writing about what only God knows now....
SONG TO MY OTHER SELF
Over the years I have caught glimpses of you
in the mirror, wicked;
in a sudden stridency of my own voice, hav
heard you mock me;
in the tightening of my muscles, felt the pull
of your anger and the whine
of your greed twist my countenance, felt your
indifference blank my face when pity was called for.
You are there, lurking under every kind act I do,
ready to defeat me.
Lately, rather than drop the lid of my shock
over your intrusion,
I have looked for you with new eyes
opened to your tricks, but more,
opened to your rootedness in life.
Come, I open my arms to you, once dread stranger.
Come, as a friend I would welcome you to stretch your apartments
within me from the cramped to comforting size.
Thus I would disarm you. For I have recently learned,
learned looking straight into your eyes:
The Holiness of God is everywhere.
- ► 2021 (254)
- ► 2020 (335)
- ► 2019 (312)
- ► 2018 (248)
- ► 2017 (248)
- ► 2016 (291)
- ► 2015 (341)
- ► 2014 (346)
- Good Friday
- Maundy Thursday...ok, I'm excited now....
- It's holy week, I should be excited...
- creature sleep
- I'm almost ready to take my taxes to the tax lady
- marriage equality
- pimento cheese
- Everrit Street Redux
- it's not over, not by half....
- Pneumonia Winter...
- I'm glad I remembered, even though late....
- Rape is a bad thing...period. Full Stop.
- Holy Week Meditations 2
- Holy Week Meditations
- Fish sandwiches
- No joy in Mudville
- a cold day
- New Popes and other irrelevant stuff
- mailbox baseball and other musings
- Winter's Sunset
- my hair
- Daylight savings time
- untitled post
- What I had in my pocket
- OK, I blew it...
- dashing through the snow
- Missing poem found....
- She never ceases to surprise me....
- 3 hours is a bit of time
- Earlier this afternoon
- Math magic
- Somewhere I mentioned a poem...
- Movies and other stuff
- ▼ March (35)
- ► 2012 (120)
- ► 2011 (136)
- ► 2010 (204)