Friday, July 06, 2007


The latest issue (July/August 2007) of Books & Culture contains 2 poems worth pondering. Here are the first lines:

God is so angry with us
That he takes our wits before
He takes our life. . . . (Laurence Wieder, "Your Melodies")

From the blank hush of my cubicle, I listen
to the library. Someone is coughing,
someone confiding plans to a phone.
In the cloistered cell next to mine,
the sweet sound of a page turning. (Paul J. Willis, "Library")