Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Poet Discovered ...

I have recently discovered Kay Ryan, the new American poet laureate ...

(Eiger at Twilight, by lilcrazyfuzzy)


(Grand Canyon by zpowderhound)


(Grey glacier in Chile by Tim.Haughton)

BLANDEUR
If it please God,
let less happen.
Even out Earth's
rondure, flatten
Eiger, blanden
the Grand Canyon.
Make valleys
slightly higher,
widen fissures
to arable land,
remand your
terrible glaciers
and silence
their calving,
halving or doubling
all geographical features
toward the mean.
Unlean against our hearts.
Withdraw your grandeur
from these parts.
(from Say Uncle by Kay Ryan, Copyright © 2000 by Kay Ryan.)

4 comments:

kendalee said...

Awesome!

Anairam said...

kendalee - Isn't it? Her poetry is different, a bit off-centre, and I love the way it rhymes - but in clever ways! There is a lovely one about chickens coming home to roost which I must post some time!

Stephanie said...

The ice is breathtaking (and the words as well).

{this is glamorous} said...

You've chosen such stunning shots to go with the poem -- the middle image is breathtaking!

{Thanks for your lovely comment.}