31 October 2006

Poetry in Motion

I saw this on the subway this morning, read it several times, and for some reason I feel compelled to add it to the collection of odd bits and pieces that is this blog. After all, what else does a magpie do but collect?

An Old Cracked Tune

My name is Solomon Levi,
the desert is my home,
my mother's breast was thorny,
and father I had none.

The sands whispered, Be
the stones taught me, Be
I dance, for the joy of surviving,
on the edge of the road.

-Stanley Kunitz