Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thought for the Day

. . . Wherever I am
I am what is missing....
~ Mark Strand's "Keeping Things Whole"

Mark Strand, Poet, Editor, Translator, Prose Writer; Recipient of The Gold Medal for Poetry from Academy of Arts and Letters (News Release, 2009) and Numerous Other Awards

Mark Strand Poems at The Writer's Almanac

Nathalie Handall, "Not Quite Invisible: Nathalie Handal Interviews Mark Strand", Guernica, April 15, 2012

Wallace Shawn, "Interviews: Mark Strand, The Art of Poetry No. 77", The Paris Review, Fall 1998


S. Etole said...

While I ponder this one I will wish you a wonderful Mother's Day.

Maureen said...

Thank you, Susan, for your very kind wishes.

Cara said...

I've thought - and written - that the reason humans sometimes have trouble feeling we belong is that we can only see everything around us, but can never fully see our three-dimensional selves. We need to be deliberate but not desperate if we want to include ourselves in a meaningful way. We must learn to trust that we are a part of things, and that it matters.