Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanks Logan

The Patience of Ordinary Things- by Pat Schneider


It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,


How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes


Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they're supposed to be.


I've been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes


Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,


And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.


And the lovely repetition of stairs,
And what is more generous than a window?

6 comments:

s. wells said...

wonderful!

Owl of the Desert said...

I love it! And the pictures are a marvelous addition.

monolog said...
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monolog said...

(by Pat Schneider)

great set of shots!

Amy said...

oops! I left the author out! my bad. :)

Ginny said...

love this post!