Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, September 02, 2005

I don't want to be a one-post-a-week kinda girl.

I've been reading a lot of Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry lately. Highly recommended. I love this:

Some days we wad our papers up
and throw them away. Some days, some years.
And the ones who come close but do not love us,
cannot love us, I'd say to let them pass through
painlessly, rivers of dust through a window.
They have nothing to do with you.

--From "In the Public Schools"

And I've quoted this before, but it bears repeating:

I want to be famous
in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole,
not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot
what it could do.

--From "Famous"

And with that, I'm off to Yosemite for the weekend.
| posted by Barbara | 7:35 PM