Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There is a word in it somewhere...breaking into song

"The Dictionary / Maybe there is a word in it somewhere / to describe the world this morning, / a word for the way the early light / takes delight in chasing the darkness / out of store windows and doorways. // Another word for the way it lingers / over a pair of wire-rimmed glasses / someone let drop on the sidewalk / last night and staggered off blindly / talking to himself or breaking into song."

—Charles Simic, "The Dictionary" in The New Yorker Magazine, July 1 2013 p43.