Monday, February 13, 2006


The Promise of Old Poets
J.B. Rowell

If I wake early,
just a couple of hours
to take a walk and sit,
it will come
like a fox hungry to be tamed.

If I carry tools,
in an wood amber box
with a thin, dry handle,
it will oblige
invisible forms of the past.

If only I was a morning person
and good with my hands.


Blogger Rae Pater said...

oh well done!

Very nice indeed. I love 'wood amber box'

10:00 PM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Anna Greene said...

I love this one

8:45 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger reniebob said...

me, too!

11:14 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

I loved the amber box too, this is excellent.

12:18 PM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

wow - thanks ya'll.

They really make it look/sound so easy, when these old(er), famous, successful poets write handbooks: just get up early and write, just go for a walk and stand in front of a flower, just read lots, just do it!

Sorry for sounding like a Nike ad . . .

6:24 PM, February 14, 2006  

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