Friday, August 14, 2009

So you say

So You Say by Mark Strand

It is all in the mind, you say, and has
nothing to do with happiness. The coming of cold,
the coming of heat, the mind has all the time in the world.
You take my arm and say something will happen,
something unusual for which we were always prepared,
like the sun arriving after a day in Asia,
like the moon departing after a night with us.


  1. Wonderful.

    Strand is maybe among my top three favorites, and I had not read this before.

  2. oh and nice to display another "mark" with him.

  3. Come to him, via Haruki Marukami's Underground, he has one of his poems on the book.
    Rothko is one of my favorite artists.