A Poem For Friday

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 3 2012 @ 7:49pm


“Monostitch” by Christopher Middleton:

Print on the billboard changes, not so the writing on the wall.
With its first white petal cup the shrub rose amazes us.
Return, father. I am here beside the river, fishing.
I cast my line. You turn the pages of La vita nuova

(From Just Look at the Dancers: Poems  © 2009 Christopher Middleton. Reprinted with the permission of Sheep Meadow Press and the author. Image by Flickr user tetu)