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Friday, June 21, 2013

Poetry Friday--Charles Wright

Charles Wright is a prolific American poet of more than twenty collections. Some of his more recent work is included in Bye-And-Bye: Selected Late Poems [811.54 WRI], which was published in 2011.

For the first day of summer, I've selected a poem from Bye-And-Bye:
"It's Sweet To Be Remembered"

No one's remembered much longer than a rock
                                                  is remembered beside the road

If he's lucky or
Some tune or harsh word
                                    uttered in childhood or back in the day.

Still how nice to imagine some kid someday
                           picking that rock up and holding it in his hand
Briefly before he chucks it
Deep in the woods in a sunny spot in the tall grass.

You'll find the first Poetry Friday Round-Up of the summer at Carol's Corner--stop by and visit for a while.

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