Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Adrienne Rich: My heart is moved by all I cannot save

                   My heart is moved by all I cannot save:
                   so much has been destroyed

                   I have to cast my lot with those
                   who age after age, perversely,

                   with no extraordinary power,
                   reconstitute the world.
                                                  ~ Adrienne Rich, Dreams of a Common Language

1 comment:

  1. And I'll cast my lot with Adrienne Rich and the world that is still here, like this rock and water and popweed that looks like a landscape rather than a close-up. Your photo would be a mystery to me, Marybeth, if I had not seen for myself that rock can look like water and water like sky. That's the first step to reconstituting the world and and letting it reconstitute us - being close to it.