Lent: Exchange

amywink March 9th, 2018

“It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” William Carlos Williams

This is not the first
time we have met
over books and poetry.
Once it was Rilke’s
“Book of Hours”
and we talked of how
to pronounce the name,
what more to read,
and after that,
into the rest of my day
I went renewed
by our exchange.

This day, another book
leads again to what
we find between us,
stories and poetry,
a question of what I teach,
a question of what he writes.
and we draw our sign
like ichthus as if in sand between us,
we two poet-readers,
we people of the book,
we people of the word.

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