Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I can allege no cause

dried blossom

Better to look out the window and ponder
the weather, how quickly autumn
left, how quietly winter
slipped into town. It was looking for us,
afraid, I think, thinking the obvious.

From "Since why to love I can allege no cause" by Roger Mitchell in the November 2006 issue of Poetry.

The first part of this poem's a real weeper -- all about loving for no cause, just loving, and being carried away by strong feelings over which one has no control, with a sprinkling of "I cannot create what creates me, unless in loving, love begets love" etc.

But if I had posted the whole thing you might have thought I was a big softie, and we just couldn't have that.

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