japonisme: solitaire

25 March 2011



In the cards and at the bend in the road
we never saw you

in the womb and in the crossfire
in the numbers
whatever you had your hand in

which was everything
we were told never to put
our faith in you
to bow to you humbly after all
because in the end there was nothing

else we could do
but not to believe in you

still we might coax you with pebbles
kept warm in the hand

or coins or the relics
of vanished animals
observances rituals
not binding upon you
who make no promises

we might do such things only
not to neglect you
and risk your disfavor
oh you who are never the same
who are secret as the day when it comes

you whom we explain
as often as we can
without understanding

W. S. Merwin

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an atmosphere. I hear them thinking.d

26 March, 2011 03:01  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

it has now been proven scientifically (here in this post) that men don't play solitaire :^)

26 March, 2011 07:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another general truth is that ladies adore solitairing, especially from vvs1 on up to F.

26 March, 2011 10:15  
Blogger Haji baba said...

Pretty good. Very original post - even one I could borrow. It seems to be the fashion right now.

26 March, 2011 10:39  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

the fashion?

26 March, 2011 11:24  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

d- you have done it again! i now admit that i don't understand anyone anymore!

26 March, 2011 11:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diamonds, L, from Very Very Small inclusions to Flawless on the clarity scale, the best quality.

26 March, 2011 11:57  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

ohhhhh! i suppose it speaks well for me that i know nothing about diamonds! :^)

26 March, 2011 13:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just playing on 'solitaire'.

26 March, 2011 14:09  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

yes, i got that, and thought you were very clever. as always.

26 March, 2011 14:18  
Blogger vitalik shu said...

amazing post ^_^

27 March, 2011 10:54  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you, my friend

27 March, 2011 11:27  

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