Monday, September 15, 2014

As reason might surrender


The kindness of the changing seasons,
the light and mist and blush, and as much
to touch as reason might surrender
such brave and frail claim,
that we will change,
ourselves.



8 comments:

Jan said...

Your wonderful words give me hope for our future and our future, William~

I do love this very much~

William Michaelian said...

I’m very glad, Jan. Thank you.

Jonathan Chant said...

Exactly what I needed to read this evening.

Thank you, William.

William Michaelian said...

Jonathan, thanks for being here, and thanks for letting me know.

Jonathan Chant said...

Very much with you at the moment: immersed in The Painting Of You.

Best wishes,

Jonathan.

William Michaelian said...

And to you. I must say, that is a comfort to me.

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

This fine small one puts me in the mind of Olson's long poem "The Kingfishers" which begins "What does not change/is the will to change."

William Michaelian said...

Ah, these voices in our heads. As they change, I wonder if they change our own. I wonder how many we’ve had, and have, and about those that might have flown. Thank you, Vassilis.