Monday, April 13, 2009

can poetry save the world?

Heard this on NPR this morning . . .

The Well Rising

by William E. Stafford

The well rising without sound,
the spring on a hillside,
the plowshare brimming through deep ground
everywhere in the field—

The sharp swallows in their swerve
flaring and hesitating
hunting for the final curve
coming closer and closer—

The swallow heart from wingbeat to wingbeat
counseling decisions, decision:
thunderous examples. I place my feet
with care in such a world.

2 comments:

Tänya Katherine Marie said...

yes, it can :)

the redhead said...

What a feeling when one writes . . . "This is helping to save the world!"