Friday, March 31, 2006

Poetry Friday - Mark Strand

I don't have much commentary for this week's poetry selection. I honestly just opened a book on my desk and this is what I hit. It is a poem I love, though, "Keeping Things Whole," by Mark strand, and it resonates with my mood today, though I couldn't really tell you why.

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

I like this poem.

It brings things down to a simpler level. A nice mental departure for me this week.