debbie millman

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poetry Thursday: Todd Boss

A wonderful poem from the May 12 issue of The New Yorker:

One Can Miss Mountains

and pine. One

can dismiss
a whisper’s

and go on as

before as if
everything were

perfectly fine.
One does. One

loses wonder
among stores

of things.
One can even miss

the basso boom
of the ocean’s

rumpus room
and its rhythm.

A man can leave
this earth

and take nothing
—not even

with him.

written by Todd Boss

Via the lovely Mighty Girl


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