Friday, February 12, 2016

Poetry Friday: "A Quiet Life" by Baron Wormser

How could one not love a poem that opens this way: 

What a person desires in life
    is a properly boiled egg.
This isn’t as easy as it seems.

and contains these lines: 

Only God could have imagined from
    nothingness the pang of salt.

I dare you not to be won over by this poem. Thanks to The Writer's Almanac for introducing me to it. 

Read the entirety of "A Quiet Life," by Baron Wormser, here


Kimberley Moran is hosting Poetry Friday at Written Reflections.


Joseph said...

"A Quiet Life" for me is like singing of the saints and angels teaching the Gospel.

jama said...

So glad you posted this poem. Saw the beginning of it the other day and meant to read the whole thing. It's a gem!

Tabatha said...

Love this poem, Karen. Thank you for bringing it to my attention :-)

Mary Lee said...

I saved this one in my electronic Favorite Poems file. I loved it for exactly the lines you highlighted!

Carol said...

I love this. The perfectly chosen details. The working backward. The salt. Terrific! Thank you!

Kim said...

Love reminds me of a teacher we had in college who would encourage us to look past what was in front of us. That hot cup of coffee didn't just came from someone else's work and creativity and passion and frustration. You can enjoy it because of the work of many others. gratitude.

Karen Edmisten said...

So happy to make so many kindred spirits happy. :)