Sunday, February 03, 2008

Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

It's time for the Zout post to go. Here's on to better and more frequent posting.

I'm a day late, but yesterday was the Third Annual Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading. I read about it on the Duchess' blog and thought it would be a great way to get back to posting. I want to share a poem that was shared with me once when I doubted I could what I needed to do to get through some trying times. The times are different now, but the poem still seems quite timely to me now.

Doubt
by Kay Ryan

A chick has just so much time
to chip its way out, just so much
egg energy to apply to the weakest spot
or whatever spot it started at.
It can’t afford doubt. Who can?
Doubt uses albumen
at twice the rate of work.
One backward look by any of us
can cost what it cost Orpheus.
Neither may you answer the stranger’s knock;
you know it is the person from Porlock
who eats dreams for dinner,
his napkin stained the most delicate colors.

2 comments:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Wow, this is a very forceful poem for getting you to move past doubt.

PJMcD said...

Albumen, there's that word again. It's the glicky attacher of the egg white to the shell and the last part into the omlette.