Poetry Blog by Randy Horton (2019, Elizabeth Bishop)
Don Matthews on Interminable Questions and the Invariable Dimensions of Certain Coffees (Wed, 4 Dec 2019 10:09 pm)
Cynthia Buell Thomas on Interminable Questions and the Invariable Dimensions of Certain Coffees (Wed, 4 Dec 2019 03:48 pm)
On our first meeting, she
Described me as a “near Buddhist,”
Meaning, of course, that I had
The ascetic qualities of a monk.
And it was true that Siddhartha
Helped me lose my appreciation
For things. You learn first that
Attachment is suffering.
But Elizabeth Bishop was more
On my mind. Like her, I had
Lost things every day, and
Most of them didn’t matter...
Friday 12th April 2019 8:04 am