Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Thankless Task of Retrieval

I'm looking for the lost letter
under the rank leaves
in the last light

in the valley that is memory
in the valley that is forgetting

where the house is disassembled
at the brink of its recollection
where the house is disremembered
at the point of its resurrection

and in the back yard
by the last light
the molecules of the lost letter
cascade through the deepening mulch
forever.

4 comments:

Glynn said...
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Glynn said...

Like this, Bob. The metaphor of the lost letter -- well done.

n. davis rosback said...

oh
how much
i understand
how i
understand
this

n. davis rosback said...

poem circle journal . today's post . just letting you know
http://poemsprayers.blogspot.com/2010/04/doing-ideas.html