not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

the world takes root

a reflection, manitoulin island, september 2010
 
Too many stars this summer, Sir,
too many friends struck down,
too many riddles.
 
I feel I'm growing more ignorant
all the time
and soon I"ll end up a half-wit in the brambles.
 
So explain yourself, elusive Master!
 
By way of reply, from the roadside:
 
groundsel, hogweed, chicory.
 
(from Into the Deep Street, philippe jaccottet)