Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Poem: To be of use

I came across this poem last night that immediately resonated with me. There are some lines in here that I could pull out & stare at forever. Like these:

I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart...

The work of the world is common as mud.

And of course the last line, The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.

Read the full poem here.

[To be of use by Marge Piercy]


Maggie said...

That's always been a favorite of mine, too! It's a beauty, isn't it?

Tommy said...

It's really nice and reminds me of that song "Simple Gifts" for some reason.