February 05, 2007

Target practice

Sharper arrows rusting
beneath the page
that no string shall ever release
fast and square
against the tangled knot
clutching and checking
those same fingers
that should unearth
and ply the inexorable points.

                             would the flexing and twanging
                             of an empty bow
                             avoid its growing lax
                              and our losing aim?

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

Posted by dwaber at February 5, 2007 05:50 PM