The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Even though I wasn't familiar with Louise Glück's poetry, I was happy to hear that she won the Nobel Prize for Literature. I love for poetry to garner attention, and I appreciate knowing the million dollar + prize is going to a poet. The excerpt I picked to share is basically in honor of Halloween (which was also the inspiration for my Art Thursday post...what can I say? I've been putting up lights and dressing up my dogs). This excerpt feels like it could be turned into a campfire story.
excerpt from Dawn
by Louise Glück
Child waking up in a dark room
screaming I want my duck back, I want my duck back
in a language nobody understands in the least —
There is no duck.
But the dog, all upholstered in white plush —
the dog is right there in the crib next to him.
Years and years — that's how much time passes.
All in a dream. But the duck —
no one knows what happened to that.
Wee Words for Wee Ones has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Bridget!