Dec 15 2008

Poem of the Week, Dec. 15-21





            ~Charles Wright, China Trace (Wesleyan Press, 1975)




This poem is taped on the wall behind my office desk, and I can’t make heads or tails of why I’m so drawn to it.  I suppose it’s what sometimes attracts us to the things we like most—the fact that something is unresolved, that we don’t have a fixed grasp.  All I know is that “I [too] am weary of daily things” every day, without fail.