Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oarless in the Plaza

Mankind owns four things
That are no good at sea:
Rudder, anchor, oars
And the fear of going down

–Antonio Machado (trans. Robert Bly)

Promise was that if you ask
delivery from that yoke you'd find
the answer, just keep going
they say.

Got the vessel, not enough, fear I''ll
end up, stylus lost, sans the will, 
a voiceless bard put out to see,

*Artwork with the kind permission of  Kinnon Elliott of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  

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