Monday, March 17, 2008

Poem for Monday, March 17, 2008

The Morning Light

by Louis Simpson

In the morning light a line
Stretches forever. There my unlived life
Rises, and I resist,
Clinging to the steps of the throne.

Day lifts the darkness from the hills,
A bright blade cuts the reeds,
And my life, pitilessly demanding,
Rises forever in the morning light.

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