December 25, 2006
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Taking a brief holiday break from blogging – mainly to try to consolidate some of what I’ve been thinking and writing in various contexts recently, into a less gestural and perhaps more useful form…
I couldn’t resist reproducing the recently uncovered Tennessee Williams’ poem – not as a reflection, I should stress, of my mood in any general sense, but as something that resonated a bit with my desire to withdraw – briefly – from public discussion, until I can gather a few fragmentary thoughts into a more meaningful form…
I am tired.
I am tired of speech and of action.
If you should meet me upon the
street do not question me for
I can tell you only my name
and the name of the town I was
born in-but that is enough.
It does not matter whether tomorrow
arrives anymore. If there is
only this night and after it is
morning it will not matter now.
I am tired. I am tired of speech
and of action. In the heart of me
you will find a tiny handful of
dust. Take it and blow it out
upon the wind. Let the wind have
it and it will find its way home.
Thanks to everyone who has challenged me to think more creatively and rigorously this year – it’s been an exciting and draining and incredibly productive time.
See folks again in the new year…