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Poetry Friday: Pursuits by Heather Christle

October 11th, 2013 (07:06 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: No Stars by Maria Taylor

It is not that you want
to be the one to make prints
in the untrampled snow
It is that you want
to be in the snow
without having touched it
to be of  the snow
not beginning
Everywhere commerce
dictates the shapes
that move you along
that seat you at the table
far from the snow
far from the act
of not touching
It only gets worse
A girl's gotta eat
And your hunger's
not even your own

- Pursuits by Heather Christle

Discovered in the October 2013 issue of Poetry magazine.

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Comments

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: October 12th, 2013 11:58 am (UTC)

Ah...to be untrampled snow...that's an image that will calm me when I need calming!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 12th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)

Calm is good.

Posted by: (lpsalas)
Posted at: October 12th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)

I love those first seven lines! There's nothing like a pristine, unbroken, newborn snow. And that yearning to be in it, to experience it, without destroying it...this captures that perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 12th, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)

Thanks for commenting!

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