Thursday, October 07, 2021

Poetry Friday: Jane Hirshfield's "I Would Like"


I just discovered Gwarlingo. Do you know it? (How did I not know it?) I was hunting down Jane Hirshfield poems and came across "I Would Like," which I had not read before. 

I would like to share it with you (because it's exquisite.) 

I would you to check out Gwarlingo. 

I would like you to know 
that Gwarlingo
offers "The Sunday Poem" every week, 
along with commentary, 
and 
a writing prompt. 

I would like 
you to know that 
Gwarlingo is, as the site tells us: 

"a Welsh word for the rushing sound 
a grandfather clock makes before it chimes. 
Gwarlingo is all about resonance."

I would like you to know that this word 
makes me ridiculously happy. 

I would like you 
to read this poem, 
and I would like to 
thank Jane Hirshfield for 
walking the planet, 
inhabiting the world, 
and adding to my life. 

Thank you, Jane. 
I would like 
to say thank you. 


I Would Like 
by Jane Hirshfield 

I would like
my living to inhabit me
the way
rain, sun, and their wanting
inhabit a fig or apple.

I would like to meet it
also in pieces,
scattered:

(Read the whole poem here, at Gwarlingo.) 

~~~~~~~~~~


Join the inimitable Irene Latham for the round-up this week. Irene just announced that she's creating a new class and it sounds marvelous. From her website: 

So, I have a secret I'm ready to share: I'm in the process of creating a digital course called Wild & Precious Writer. (Mary Oliver fans will know exactly where this title comes from!) 

My goal is to provide for others (you!) a path to higher joy and authenticity in your writing to create real change in your life and in the world. I'll be sharing things that have worked for me on my journey—ideas and practices that I've collected over the past twenty years from sources like The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop by Felicia Rose Chavez, and many others. 

With that in mind, I want to invite you along to help me create the course you would want. You can help me right away by answering the following question in [Irene's] comments:

If you could wave a magic wand to make your biggest writing challenge disappear, what would that be?


A simple and complicated question. 

May you have a marvelous Poetry Friday, and may all the things you would like come your way today. 

22 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for introducing us to Gwarlingo and this wonderful poem, perfect for reflection as the season changes.

Rose Cappelli said...

Thank you for the introduction to Gwarlingo. I will check it out, along with more of Jane Hirschfield's poems.

Irene Latham said...

Karen, I am in love with these poems! I'm so grateful for the introduction to Gwarlingo and for you sharing about my course, too. Thank you! xo

Linda B said...

Thus far, the poems I've read this what is always a special Poetry Friday are about living life, whatever journey we seem to be on now, mine, too. This is quite a marvelous poem, Karen. Thank you for it and for your discovery of Gwarlingo! I loved her comments at the end, too!

Janice Scully said...

Thank you for introducing me to Gwarlingo. I will have to ask my Welsh friend about it. I love your poem of gratitude and I can see why it's inspired by Jane Hirshfield. Amazing poem! I want to read more of her.

jama said...

You are right: Jane's poem is exquisite!! I did know about Gwarlingo but haven't read/followed the site regularly. Thanks for the nudge to do so. :)

tanita✿davis said...

Oh, WOW! Thanks, Karen, I'd forgotten about this site. Jane Hirschfield is a breath of air - that was lovely.

Meanwhile, I see your Gwarlingo, and raise you Gnod, the Global Network of Discovery:

http://www.gnoosic.com for music
http://www.gnovies.com for movies
http://www.gnooks.com for books
http://art.gnod.com for art

laurasalas said...

What cool wordplay, Karen! Thank you for both poems :>)

Ruth said...

Wow, this one is a keeper. I especially love that disappointment, pocketed in a jacket.

Carol Varsalona said...

Thank you, Karen, for the poems, the lines on the process of becoming, and the new site.

Mary Lee said...

Thank you for Gwarlingo. I love the meaning of that word (we have two chiming clocks) and the stanza about the wheat-->bread really spoke to me.

Linda Mitchell said...

This isn't a post...it's an experience. Thank you for that introduction in your poem that makes me want to know more about Hirshfield and the link and the more experience. It's like a field trip with my cup of coffe. Now for some jam...

Bridget Magee said...

Gwarlingo and Gnod (thanks, Tanita!), let the adventure begin! And thank you for sharing Hirschfield's words, too. :)

skanny17 said...

Thank you, Karen! I went to the site and copied the link. It is intriguing and I totally agree with Linda Mitchell's comment. There is so much good stuff out there and it feels good to be learning more and more. Your poem, invites and explains. Whets the appetite is a terrific way. Never heard Gwarlingo before! Happy to have made this acquaintance.
Janet Clare F.

Susan T. said...

I didn't know Gwarlingo, Karen! Thank you for introducing me. This is cool! I enjoyed both your poem and Jane Hirschfield's.

Alan j Wright said...

A double bonus Karen, a new word and a new poet. Thank you for these delightful introductions. I grew up with a Grandfather clock in our family loungeroom, but I regret not knowing this word-gwarlingo!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks, everyone, for chiming in (or should I say Gwarlingoing and then chiming in.) Such a pleasure to share Hirshfield and to introduce some of you to her, and to Gwarlingo.

Tanita, thanks for raising the stakes. I'll be checking out all thing Gnod. :)

You are all so kind. Poetry Friday is my favorite day of the week. :)

Denise Krebs said...

Karen, thanks for this sweet post, and for introducing me to Gwarlingo. I subscribed to them, and wrote a little poem myself that started with "I would like / my living..."

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