Poetry Drop – Mark Strand

This was thieved directly from Jeannette Winterson’s website, www.jeanettewinterson.com.  If you are a fan of Jeanette’s, please go there, it’s fantastic and her poetry section is divine. Big love for Jeanette. Big, BIG, BIG love.

 

ANOTHER PLACE

Mark Strand – USA

Mark Strand is the American Poet Laureate. This poem is taken from his SELECTED POEMS 1992 published by Knopf USA.

I’ve chosen it this month because it is helping me to feel what I am feeling and would rather not.  – Jeanette Winterson


I walk
into what light
there is

not enough for blindness
or clear sight
of what is to come

yet I see
the water
the single boat
the man standing

he is not someone I know

this is another place
what light there is
spreads like a net
over nothing

what is to come
has come to this
before

this is the mirror
in which pain is asleep
this is the country
nobody visits.

 

 

 

 

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