Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Five Poems"

Five Poems

"When we stumble over a stone
It guides us."
--Suzan Alaiwan, "Poems"


He listens for the stumble in a poem, so he can find the stone.


On a white stone is scribbled this stark poem: "Our guide stumbled."


When you stumble over poems, don't pocket the stones, or else you can't move.


I do not say, O my body, you are a stone, but I do say I am home.


Take this stone: may it be to you a guide and a poem.

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