Friday, December 31, 2010

My favourite line is...

"And the motion of the lives around us
has been like a great bus
slowly turning onto a crowded street.
And some of the passengers
have fallen asleep in their seats,

while others anxiously search
their jacket pockets
for the notes that might wed
their ordinary lives
to something lofty and astonishing."

From the poem:

"After Our Wedding"
by Yehoshua Nobember

As seen on: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2010/12/31

2 comments:

Patricia Tryon said...

I love the title of the book in which this was published: "God's optimism". Being by nature not a terribly optimistic person, the title gives me something to consider.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the book where this poem came from:

www.mainstreetrag.com/YNovember.html