Words for Wednesday


This week, when Notre Dame in Paris and African American churches in America burned, when the Arctic ice is disappearing, and when our democracy itself is under such horrific attack, I want to associate myself with Ms. Rich’s words.

Natural Resources, 1977:

~ Adrienne Rich

My heart is moved by all I cannot save:

so much has been destroyed

I have to cast my lot with those

who age after age, perversely,

with no extraordinary power,

reconstitute the world.



Picture found here.

3 responses to “Words for Wednesday

  1. Thank you; that’s lovely and uplifting. Reminds me that where we are now is just a brief moment and the wheel turns and turns with and without us.

  2. Please pardon the intrusion of the uninspiring mundane, but there’s reason for hope regarding the Mueller investigations. It appears that the current incumbent of the Oval Office has outmanoeuvered himself. The NYT broke the story that AG Barr gave POTUS access to the Mueller report several days ago. There is supposed to be no communication of this kind between the DOJ and POTUS. This strongly suggests that POTUS has reason to fear what is in the Mueller report, and that AG Barr is a political hack. The truth will out.

  3. Belatedly — I love those lines and I love that poem; my copy of Rich’s Dream of a Common Language fell into three pieces years ago. Thank you!

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