I forgot today is a federal holiday. No wonder there wasn't too much traffic ! :) Does this mean I don't have to be here? * looks around * Well it is Columbus Day, and oddly enough he did spend some time in a ship on the open seas. So perhaps this week's poem is fitting.
Permit Me Voyage
by James Agee
From the Third Voyage of Hart Crane
Take these who will as may be: I Am careless now of what they fail: My heart and mind discharted lie And surely as the nerved nail
Appoints all quarters on the north So now it designates him forth My sovereign God my princely soul Whereon my flesh is priestly stole:
Whence forth shall my heart and mind To God through soul entirely bow, Therein such strong increase to find In truth as is my fate to know:
Small though that be great God I know I know in this gigantic day What God is ruined and I know How labors with Godhead this day:
How from the porches of our sky The crested glory is declined: And hear with what translated cry The stridden soul is overshined:
And how this world of wildness through True poets shall walk who herald you: Of whom God grant me of your grace To be, that shall preserve this race.