Why this?

The occasional piece of my own and a generous helping of others' creations I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Feeling Sorry for Myself Two or Three Weeks after Returning Home from Portugal

Miles above the Carole Lombard Memorial Bridge,
miles above the brown, dimpled water

of the St. Mary's River, miles above my pocketful
of unspent escudos, the contrail

of a west-bound jet, tinted a very artificial-looking

orange by the setting sun, dissolves in the pink sky
almost as soon as it appears, like
somebody else

and their faraway piece of the world's best candy.

--Michael Derrick Hudson here

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