Friday, October 11, 2013

Gravity and Nectar**


The burdens of the world 
on my back
lighten the world
not a whit while
removing them greatly
decreases my specific

A.R. Ammons

Why We Must Struggle

If we have not struggled
as hard as we can
at our strongest
how will we sense
the shape of our losses
or know what sustains
us longest or name
what change costs us,
saying how strange
it is that one sector
of the self can step in
for another in trouble
how loss activates
a latent double, how
we can feed
as upon nectar
upon need?

Kay Ryan

**Thank you to A and to Noan for sending me these two poems.

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