Monday, April 28, 2008

from "Rock Bottom"

I wished to write today
about small things
that might persuade me
out of my want

The lines I read
about 'cowardice' and 'loyalty'
I don't know
if this is drowning
or coming up for air

Michael Ondaatje


Janna Y. Barber said...

He's a poet too? You darn Canadians! Not enough to simply be prosemaster, gotta lock up verse and stanza too, huh?

ENGLISH PATIENT is one of my husband's top five.

Angela said...

glory, glory janna. find yourself some of his poetry and read it to your man if he liked the e. patient. it's so, so good.