The way to love someone
is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul
until you find a crack,
and then gently pour your love into that crack.
~Keith Miller

Saturday, August 29, 2015

like a lost key

These iron globes were hung yesterday and can be seen from every room on the back or my house, they may have become nails rather then forged art, forged as metal in a fire.
We choose who we become.
We don't get to choose how we become, those choices are made by chance and circumstance, we do choose what to make of that though.
It's never as simple as that.

I've had a long look at someone
Alone like a key in a lock
Without what it takes to turn.
It isn't as simple as that.

from The Nails


W. S. Merwin’s poetry first appeared in The New Yorker in 1955, and the magazine has since published close to two hundred of his poems and short stories. His first poetry collection, “A Mask for Janus,” was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1952. Merwin is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, for his collections “The Carrier of Ladders” and “The Shadow of Sirius.” His work is noted for exploring the individual’s relationship to both political and natural landscapes. In addition to his poetry, Merwin is the author of two memoirs; several books of prose; and translations of Pablo Neruda, Federico García Lorca, and Dante, among others. He has received numerous honors... .

adjective: forged
  1. copied fraudulently; fake.
    "they have illegally entered the UK using forged travel documents"
past tense: forged; past participle: forged
  1. 1make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it.

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