Monday, August 6, 2007

weekly poem

For Kaitlyn, embarking on her great adventure. I wish you new experiences and challenges, fascinating people and wonderful stories, all of which I expect to hear about. Godspeed, Katie Scissorhands. I love you.

where we are
(for edward field)

i envy those
who live in two places:
new york, say, and london;
wales and spain;
l.a. and paris;
hawaii and switzerland.

there is always the anticipation
of the change, the chance that what is wrong
is the result of where you are. i have
always loved both the freshness of
arriving and the relief of leaving. with
two homes every move would be a homecoming.
i am not even considering the weather, hot
or cold, dry or wet: i am talking about hope.

by Gerald Locklin

(from his book The Iceberg Theory, 2000 - sorry no link, it seems to be not only out of print, but ungettable)


KBARRETT said...

love LOVE this!

So great. I wish we were coming to Chicago. But we will be in IL so maybe we'll set eyes on eachother? 10 years is long enough, don't you think??


RustChic said...

incredible poem
even better sentiment in the choice