Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I Should Be Making Dinner

I should be making dinner, but instead, I'm leaving you a poem.

Sunlight on Hallway Wall • May 30, 2011

We Never Notice--
by Rolf Jacobsen

We never notice when the dark comes on, the earth
emptied of light each evening, even
under the beds.
Silently, behind each speck of dust,
it lifts the light out through the windows.
So too, in the shoe-closet, between the laces
and slender eyelets,
the hours darken.  Glasses
are quietly drained to the bottom, you don't even
recognize your own face in the mirror.

Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Hedin

1 comment:

Judy said...

Beautiful. I love the image of the light being lifted away, even from under the beds.