Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poetry Hour...

So the wife throws the Readers Digest in my direction one evening because my hobby is in her "scholarly" literature...Poetry it is...


I do my best
to keep pointlessness
at bay. But here,
wet above my
knees, I let if fly.
Here, hot and cold,
fingers thick with
thinking, I try to
tie the fly and look
for the net, loosening
the philosophical
knot of why I came
here today, not yet
knowing whether
I’ll free or fry
the rainbows
and browns once
they’re mine.

by Kathryn Starbuck
as published in Reader’s Digest
first appeared in Poetry (July/August 2008)

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