Friday, February 2, 2018


The old man, they say, has lost his mind.

But we do not lose what we give.

And it is cold where they wait to be known.

It is cold where they wait. It is cold in the ground.

And what is the mind, once it has flown?

You might ask the river. You might ask the snow.

You might, when it lights on the stone.

The old man, they say. And he laughs. And he loves them.

And we come and we go, we come and we go.


Marion said...

One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted
One need not be a House---
The brain has Corridors surpassing
Material place. ~Emily Dickinson

William Michaelian said...

I never ever tire of her poems.

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

I know what I know,
I'll sing what I said.
We come and we go,
that's a thing that I keep
in the back of my head.

- Paul Simon

William Michaelian said...