One thing I love about receiving a daily poem from Poets.org is discovering poets I've never read before. Last week, this lovely poem by the Poet Laureate of Oregon, Anis Mojgani, landed in my Inbox. What have I done to deserve such gifts? (Oh, I'm glad I asked. I subscribed to the Poem-a-Day series. Subscribe, read, bookmark, repeat.)
To the Sea
by Anis Mojgani
Sometimes when you start to ramble
or rather when you feel you are starting to ramble
you will say Well, now I’m rambling
though I don’t think you ever are.
And if you ever are I don’t really care.
And not just because I and everyone really
at times falls into our own unspooling
—which really I think is a beautiful softness
of being human, trying to show someone else
the color of all our threads, wanting another to know
everything in us we are trying to show them—
(Read the rest here.)
Patricia Franz at Reverie has the Poetry Friday round-up this week. And be sure to wish her
a happy 40th anniversary! Huzzah!