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Sunday, January 16, 2005

a lesson from starlight

here's a poem I like by Ted Kooser:


All night, this soft rain from the distant past.
No wonder I sometimes waken as a child.

In this book called Delights & Shadows there are a lot of good poems. And for me, here is the kicker: In the little biography section at the end, they reveal that Ted Kooser is a retired life insurance executive. Which says to me that none of us can really have an excuse for not pursuing our art because we have to work 'real' jobs.

We sometimes waken as children, too...

1 comment:

Diana said...

Makes me think of the novel I just finished while traveling across Mexico, The Time Traveler's Wife." Recommended.