The day before New Year is the day of rash and ill-thought out resolutions. What better day for the colorful and incisive poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks?
Garbageman: The Man With The Orderly Mind
What do you think of us in fuzzy endeavor, you whose directions are
sterling, whose lunge is straight?
Can you make a reason, how can you pardon us who memorize the rules and never score?
Who memorize the rules from your own text but never quite transfer them to the game,
Who never quite receive the whistling ball, who gawk, begin to absorb the crowd’s own roar.
Is earnest enough, may earnest attract or lead to light;
Is light enough, if hands in clumsy frenzy, flimsy whimsically, enlist;
Is light enough when this bewilderment crying against the dark shuts down the shades?
Dilute confusion. Find and explode our mist.
- . . . sway in wicked grace . . . I dare you to
- Poetry of hope for hard times
- Is it time to reap your harvest? If it is time, reap. Now.
- Are you out of touch with the blooming of your life?
- You want an employer for life . . . or a life?
- New Year’s Resolution: Look beyond the light
- Relaxing into my New Year’s Resolutions!
- Courage to live fully in 2010
- Beautiful New Year Resolutions: Follow the beauty you discovered in 2009?
- Tight planning or joyful priotizing for 2010?