Monday, December 31, 2012

The Morning Reading: "All my undone actions wander"

December 31st
~Richard Hoffman

All my undone actions wander
naked across the calendar,

a band of skinny hunter-gatherers,
blown snow scattered here and there,

stumbling toward a future
folded in the New Year I secure

with a pushpin: January’s picture
a painting from the 17th century,

a still life: Skull and mirror,
spilled coin purse and a flower.


("Vanitas" by Jacob de Gehyn II)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the poetry you choose with care.

Hoping you are having relaxing holidays.


the other L

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