A Most Excellent Poem

Time isn't on my side today, but there's just enough to pass along a most excellent poem I found on The Writer's Almanac site. If you're an NPR fan, you've probably already heard Garrison Keillor's inimitable voice in the audio version of it; if not, you'll just have to use your own internal voice when you read it. Come to think of it, that might be better anyway.

The poem is Samurai Song, by Robert Pinsky. I'll tack on the first six lines of it, and then you're on your own.

When I had no roof I made
Audacity my roof. When I had
No supper my eyes dined.

When I had no eyes I listened.
When I had no ears I thought.
When I had no thought I waited.


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