One poem, every day, on my board.

Daily poem selection curated to reflect my corner of our strange, novel times.

Today's Poem

Speaking To You (From Rock Bottom)

By Michael Ondaatje, b.1943, Canada.

Speaking to you
this hour
these days when
I have lost the feather of poetry
and the rains
of separation
surround us tock
tock like Go tablets

Everyone has learned
to move carefully

‘Dancing’ ‘laughing’ ‘bad taste’
is a memory
a tableau behind trees of law

In the midst of love for you
my wife’s suffering
anger in every direction
and the children wise
as tough shrubs
but they are not tough
–so I fear
how anything can grow from this