Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Poetry Day

Its World Poetry Day; some details here and here ... and here's one of my all-time favourites:

Between mountain and sea

Honey and salt - land smell and sea smell,
as in the long ago, as in forever.

The days pick me up and carry me off,
half-child, half prisoner,

on their journey that I'll share
for a while.

                                          They wound me and they bless me
                                                 with strange gifts:

                                                 the salt of absence,
                                                 the honey of memory.

       Norman MacCaig, 1984

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