Saturday, April 5, 2008

NOT OUT OF SORROW, BUT IN WONDER






















Encounter

As I continue to prepare to travel to California for a visit with an old friend in a VA hospital, I am feeling more sorrow than wonder. Czeslaw Milosz' poem "Encounter" offers me a shift in consciousness to that of wonder and even gratitude.

(photo taken in Half Moon Bay, California, in 1970, by the 20-year-old woman who was to become Old Girl Of The North Country in December of 2006)

10 comments:

Dale said...

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Loren said...

What a powerful poem, am.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

May you walk in beauty, am.

Dawn said...

Great poem Am! all of us are left to wonder.

The Solitary Walker said...

Wonderful poem. It has inspired me to dig out my Milosz 'New and Collected Poems'. Thank you.

robin andrea said...
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robin andrea said...

Sorry about that, am. I deleted the comment because I wrote it much too quickly, and it made no sense. What I wanted to say was this poem you linked to is quite spectacular. It says so much in a few words. I think I want to understand out of both sorrow and wonder.

Anonymous said...

the composition of this early photo reminds me of many of the paintings I have seen from more recent times, the lovely run of shape and color. kjm

d. chedwick bryant said...

Thanks for the link--I will have to read more of his poems.

The photo is quite nice and has an interesting color to it .

Dale said...

Hey, if you come through Portland, look me up.