Sunday, April 30, 2017

Thought for the Day

[. . .] even if the darkness precedes and follows
us, we have a chance, briefly, to shine.
~ Arthur Sze

Quoted from Arthur Sze, "The Chance" in 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Academy of American Poets/Abrams, 2015), page 401 (This poem is in the December section.)

Arthur Sze, Chinese American Poet, Translator, Editor; Recipient, Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, Jackson Poetry Prize, American Book Award, Western States Book Award (Translation); Guggenheim Fellow, Witter Bynner Foundation Grantee, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Nominee

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