Poetry Monday: YES

I dearly love this poem by William Stafford, and many years ago printed it for our holiday card. My Mom and Dad thumbtacked it up in their spare bedroom where I saw it whenever I went home. It’s a good reminder, especially in the dark of winter.

Meyer lemons from Patricia's tree.

Meyer lemons from Patricia’s tree.

Yes

It could happen any time, tornado,

earthquake, Armageddon.  It could happen.

Or sunshine, love, salvation.

It could, you know.  That’s why we wake

and look out — no guarantees

in this life.

But some bonuses, like morning,

like right now, like noon,

like evening.

 

William Stafford 

 

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About Tina Hoggatt

I am an artist and writer and work for 4Culture, King County's cultural arts organization.
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