A Poet Reflects

 … Why should we be a part
of any argument the stars have with infinity?   Is there any end
to your theories, your histories of the heart?  Is there
any way we can purely touch the world again, the way
a salamander does, breathing through its skin?  Can we
become the strands of this shrine we weave ourselves into
hoping to emerge into a world where—where what?
There is no end to desire, which means no end to regret,
no end to our need for an ending, so that even the sky refuses
our touch, that sky which, at its bluest, is the most empty.

—Richard Jackson, closing strophe to “Benediction,” from Heartwall (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000)

  1. amillionwaystobreakyourheart reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  2. jeanetteleblanc reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  3. lenislupus reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  4. anunconnectedroad reblogged this from metaphorformetaphor
  5. wurdlost reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  6. f-poste reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  7. adaisyamongtheroses reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  8. blubbernuggetss reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  9. georgeemerson62 reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  10. inexorable-solitude reblogged this from fables-of-the-reconstruction
  11. fables-of-the-reconstruction reblogged this from metaphorformetaphor
  12. dubbyjess reblogged this from metaphorformetaphor
  13. sapatusredbuke reblogged this from metaphorformetaphor
  14. metaphorformetaphor reblogged this from apoetreflects and added:
    … Why should we be a part of any argument the stars have with infinity? Is there any end to your theories, your...
  15. inanimategrace reblogged this from apoetreflects
  16. misskayvee reblogged this from apoetreflects
  17. yoru-e reblogged this from apoetreflects
  18. whateveryourcuoredesires reblogged this from mimimimibird
  19. awkwardfoal reblogged this from apoetreflects