Friday, May 11, 2007

Yes

I've decided to jump in the Poetry Friday pool! I chose a poem by the late William Stafford, titled "Yes." William Stafford and I are both originally from south-central Kansas. This poem is for the survivors of the Greensburg tornado.

Yes

It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.

Link to the rest of this short poem here: Zen in American Poetry (Nebraska Zen Center)

4 comments:

eisha said...

I've never read that poem before, and now I want it in front of me always. I'm going to have to cross-stitch a sampler or something. (No, not really.) Thanks so much for sharing it!

slatta said...

When I first saw your name, I immediately thought of the only Eisha I know, a good friend of my 18 year old daughter. And I though, how sweet that she reads my blog AND wants to make a cross sampler of the poem. Then I realized that you were a 7-imp Eisha, and that was great too!

I have been thinking of William Stafford lately, having heard an interview of him from the NPR archives a couple of weeks ago. He's a lovely poet.

eisha said...

OMG! You know another Eisha who spells it like I do? I mean, it's a common Arabic name, but usually I've seen it spelled Ayesha or Aisha.

Your post has definitely inspired me to look up more William Stafford poems. But no, probably not to take up cross-stitch. That was a fleeting fancy.

slatta said...

I asked my daughter how her friend spelled her name--it's Ayesha. So you're still unique!

No cross-stitch? Dang. I could just picture it.