Thursday, February 02, 2012

Poem of the Day: "The Best of It" (Kay Ryan Week™, Day 2)

For day two of Attempts' world-famous Kay Ryan Week™, we have the title poem from Ryan's Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of "new and selected" poems, published in 2010.

The Best of It

However carved up
or pared down we get,
we keep on making
the best of it as though
it doesn’t matter that
our acre’s down to
a square foot. As
though our garden
could be one bean
and we’d rejoice if
it flourishes, as
though one bean
could nourish us.

-- Kay Ryan
Come back tomorrow for day three of Kay Ryan Week™ -- a special cross-over edition with the class I'm currently teaching!

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