Thursday, June 17, 2010

Any Morning

Just lying on the couch and being happy.
Only humming a little, the quiet sound in the head.
Trouble is busy elsewhere at the moment, it has
so much to do in the world.

People who might judge are mostly asleep, they can't
monitor you, all the time, and sometimes they forget.
When dawn flows over the hedge you can
get up and act busy.

Little corners like that, pieces of heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People wont even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.

William Stafford

xxx elle


  1. I Love William Stafford. He has such an easy style about him, that's also easy to relate to. This is a nice reminder of his poetry. Thank you. It's also nice to see your very pretty face among your words and ideas.

  2. Always great to visit here.
    A rest from the weary world of trouble.