Sunday, April 18, 2010

PAD 04/19/10

Day 18 of the Poem a Day Challenge.  Prompt:  To __________

TO BE A HERMIT


god's will be done
our will goes the other way

having chosen jail
we're free to live
in the paradise of the mind

consider Emily
when she descends--
finally--
she's laughing
the lilies in her arms
burn like stars

1 comment:

marigolds2 said...

what could I possibly say about this poem? it's perfect. ....."the paradise of the mind"

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