a word from wallace


    This came into my field of vision this morning and I thought it too good to keep to myself.

    From Wallace Stevens — “Ask Me”

    Some time when the river is ice ask me
    mistakes I have made. Aske me whether
    what I have done is my life. Others
    have come in their slow way into
    my thought, and some have tried to help
    or to hurt: ask me what difference
    their strongest love or hate has made.

    I will listen to what you say.
    You and I can turn and look
    at the silent river and wait. We know
    the current is there, hidden; and there
    are comings and goings from miles away
    that hold the stillness exactly before us.
    What the river says, that is what I say.



    1. There is a thread between us brother!. I had just been reading and rereading that poem these past few weeks. Wallace Stevens is one of my all time favorites.”Ask Me” – way at the top. Thanks for the extra dose of self acceptance and conviction.

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