Saturday, August 30, 2008

"Gold Day"

"Gold Day"

First, you're made, not self-
Engendered-made. Next, You need three things
To live a life - food, light and words, words
To tell yourself your daily story. Last,
the single uncontested fact: There was
An Age of Gold, a seamless day - all poets,
Priests, all nations here concur- and your
First purpose now is to restore it, a maybe
Hopeless job but your main work.

Reynolds Price

(photo of my son, courtesy of his father)


Katharine said...

He's a beautiful boy...

Anonymous said...

Undoubtedly your son...those eyes