Thursday, December 26, 2019

What Is It In Us That Lives In the Past and Longs for the Future, or Lives in the Future and Longs for the Past?


Mark Strand

How those fires burned that are no longer, how the weather worsened, how the shadow of the seagull vanished without a trace. Was it the end of a season, the end of a life? Was it so long ago it seems it might never have been? What is it in us that lives in the past and longs for the future, or lives in the future and longs for the past? And what does it matter when light enters the room where a child sleeps and the waking mother, opening her eyes, wishes more than anything to be unwakened by what she cannot name?


  1. bernie can win? that's what bernie's been saying

    if bernie can stop biden, then we might end up with bloomberg, who might could actually defeat trump

    who knows if it's good or bad?

  2. Yeah, Trump needs to go. But returning to the way things were which ended up with Trump as prez is just fucking stupid.