Friday, July 18, 2008

Kay Ryan, US Poet Lauriette

Kay Ryan was just named Poet Lauriette of the United States.
I've always loved her work.

Turns out, her father was an oil man.
I didn't know that.

Nothing Ventured

Nothing exists as a block
and cannot be parceled up.
So if nothing's ventured
it's not just talk;
it's the big wager.
Don't you wonder
how people think
the banks of space
and time don't matter?
How they'll drain
the big tanks down to
slime and salamanders
and want thanks?


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