Monday, May 17, 2010


Let my dreams while I'm wide-awake
loose. Let me be drowned, baptized,
in the light given me. Day comes around,
night, fall, win ter, spring,
sum mer. Leaves over head, under foot.
Waves arrive, buf fets from friends
offended, ene mies. Let it all come:
this is my way, this is the canoe I'm in.

~ William Stafford