Quantcast

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

24

"Visitor"

I am dreaming of a house just like this one

but larger and opener to the trees, nighter

than day and higher than noon, and you,

visiting, knocking to get in, hoping for icy

milk or hot tea or whatever it is you like.

For each night is a long drink in a short glass.

A drink of blacksound water, such a rush

and fall of lonesome no form can contain it.

And if it isn’t night yet, though I seem to

recall that it is, then it is not for everyone.

Did you receive my invitation? It is not

for everyone. Please come to my house

lit by leaf light. It’s like a book with bright

pages filled with flocks and glens and groves

and overlooked by Pan, that seductive satyr

in whom the fish is also cooked. A book that

took too long to read but minutes to unread—

that is—to forget. Strange are the pages

thus. Nothing but the hope of company.

I made too much pie in expectation. I was

hoping to sit with you in a tree house in a

nightgown in a real way. Did you receive

my invitation? Written in haste, before

leaf blinked out, before the idea fully formed.

An idea like a storm cloud that does not spill

or arrive but moves silently in a direction.

Like a dark book in a long life with a vague

hope in a wood house with an open door.

—Poetry, September 2011

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Interior with Sudden Joy (1999), Human Dark with Sugar (2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Our Andromeda (2012).



24 Comments / Post A Comment

RubeksCube

Wow. This is beautiful. And a bit resonant with me at the moment.

Jill_Tata

OMG!!! I'm sooooo in love@k

PomoFrannyGlass

Oh, yes. She is lovely. This is lovely.

And this: "For each night is a long drink in a short glass."
Isn't it, though.

causedbycomma

I love these. Please keep posting them...

Chloe H@twitter

Brenda Shaughnessy has long been one of my favorite poets -- I haven't read this one and am grateful you posted it! Her collection Human Dark With Sugar is phenomenal.

whimseywisp

"I made too much pie in expectation. I was
hoping to sit with you in a tree house in a
nightgown in a real way. Did you receive
my invitation? Written in haste, before
leaf blinked out, before the idea fully formed."
!!!!!!! SO MUCH LOVE. Just a fantastic poem.

like a rabid squirrel

Ahh Brenda Shaugnessy! I did a workshop with her in 2009 (hi Brenda)! Wonderful poem.

Amir Khatri@facebook

Glad to have found the information matching my criteria. This will really help me in completing my work easily and on time. Thanks for sharing.text your ex back michael fiore

Amir Khatri@facebook

You could post on the friendless of the blog owner. You may illustrate it's mesmerizing. Your blog feedback may add to your contacts.bli längre skoinlägg

Amir Khatri@facebook

I wouldl like to learn consice about computer crime and how prevention of that crimes.blindirani vrati

kevink23

The Korean manufacturer is aiming for the fourth-generation Apple iPad and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z with this model. The most current buzz around the water cooler says that this tablet, along with the eagerly awaited Samsung GALAXY Note III, will be unwrapped this September at Berlin's IFA 2013. rebelmouse.com If you spent a few extra minutes savoring that cup of H20, perhaps you even heard the rumor that two prototypes of the tablet have already been made, one with the 10.1 inch screen and the other with the 11.6 inch display. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note line of tablets, the Galaxy Tab slates do not use a stylus and are not loaded with some of the features like multiwindows, Smart Stay and more.

kevink23

6. The Galaxy S4 ranks on top of all three tests - talk time, web browsing and video playback. With a talk time of almost 14 hours (13 hours 53 minutes), it ranks on par with the HTC One and better than the iPhone 5 and most other Androids (still worse than the RAZR MAXX, though). When it comes to its web browsing time, it is also in high ranks with 8 hour and 42 minute longevity, but that puts it slightly behind the leading HTC One and iPhone 5.

kevink23

6. The Galaxy S4 ranks on top of all three tests - talk time, web browsing and video playback. With a talk time of almost 14 hours (13 hours 53 minutes), it ranks on par with the HTC One and better than the iPhone 5 and most other Androids (still worse than the RAZR MAXX, though). When it comes to its web browsing time, it is also in high ranks with 8 hour and 42 minute longevity, but that puts it slightly behind the leading HTC One and iPhone 5.

kevink23

6. The Galaxy S4 ranks on top of all three tests - talk time, web browsing and video playback. With a talk time of almost 14 hours (13 hours 53 minutes), it ranks on par with the HTC One and better than the iPhone 5 and most other Androids (still worse than the RAZR MAXX, though). When it comes to its web browsing time, it is also in high ranks with 8 hour and 42 minute longevity, but that puts it slightly behind the leading HTC One and iPhone 5. grow taller 4 idiots review

myshone

See, I'm not normally afraid of spiders but this one is creeping me the hell out. SO MANY EYES ON FIRE WITH REVENGE.mer info

Cramer_cra@twitter

Such an Excellent post.I am inspired with thisblog, I always found some great information on this blog.It is very helpful blog to all of us.I really care for such info a lot.Thanks for sharing such an informatics post and Good luck.handle Binære opsjoner

Cramer_cra@twitter

You appeal to modern readers with unique ideas and content.Really your blog is great and impressive.discreet married

samiqalab

future tech webs great work.  i met you at the summit at Kean U.  I have been using Doctopus and Goobric anf the work GREAT! how do I get the Goobric results paste into a presentation (or other docs besided document which worked automatically

dennishobson

Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift. madeira palstica0i

psh
psh

Such an Excellent post.I am inspired with thisblog, I always found some great information on this blog.It is very helpful blog to all of us.I really care for such info a lot.Thanks for sharing such an informatics post and Good luckVideo

Nayab Atif@facebook

You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.
Marketing Companies in Minneapolis

chanellife333

Replica Prada bags with special offers are in great promotions now. Thousands of fashionable
styles are available for you to choose. We offer the best quality and most stylish cheap Prada handbags...

chanellife333

Stella McCartney Handbags, the simple, unique and environmentally-friendly design attracted the attention of most people. Here we provide you the latest, cheapest replica Stella McCartney bags with...

Post a Comment

You must be logged-in to post a comment.

Login To Your Account