February 02, 2007

A Map to the Muse

Nine steps northwest of zero
across a littered wasteland
of daily chores and nightly deserts
lies the rustproof treasure
of her bright soul revealed
only to few, unbribed eyes.

Lose sight of her shining light
at your own risk and peril…

—Riccardo Duranti
from Poems in lieu of an essay on poems

Posted by dwaber at February 2, 2007 05:47 PM