Friday, February 01, 2019

Poetry Friday: Only This Morning

I love the immediacy of this poem by Dan Gerber, and its simple truth.

Wishing you a good morning, this morning, "the only day that matters."

Only This Morning
by Dan Gerber

In a hundred trillion years—
an actual number
though we can’t begin
to grasp it—the last traces
of our universe will be not
even a memory
with no memory to lament it.

(Read the rest here.)



*In case you missed it, last week I shared the poem that Insanely Talented Tabatha wrote for me last summer, for the Poem Swap. You can read it here


jama said...

Wonderful poem with its seize the day sentiment. Must read more of Gerber's work now. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Edmisten said...

I need to read more of his work, too, Jama. I just discovered him!

tanita✿davis said...

Ooh, lovely - the only day that matters is today.

Tabatha said...

Very nice! The image of the thirsty filly is so immediate and pressing. It really pulls you back to today.

Karen Edmisten said...

Tabatha, yes -- I love the lines

as if it matters more
than anything in the universe—
and it does—at this moment

Mary Lee said...

This poem fits with the Poetry Princesses Minor Miracle poems this month! (I kind of think mine does, too!)

Mitchell Linda said...

This is absolutely a minor miracle poem....the hugeness of time brought into focus by the tender little filly was sharp and crisp. I love that you shared this new-to-me poem this week. Thank you.

Linda B said...

It does connect beautifully with the Poetry Sisters' poems. What a great poem to remember every day, like others, that "as if it matters more
than anything in the universe"

Thanks, Karen, I printed it out!

Karen Edmisten said...

Mary Lee, Linda, and Linda -- yes, I agree! A minor miracle indeed, and fitting with the theme of the Poetry Sisters this time around. (I so love their work!) Thanks for stopping by to share the moment with me. :)