"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

16 January 2006

Driving to Work

The full moon hangs like a pendant of cold brilliance above floating rain clouds . . . distant, isolate, its light offering no comfort, its beauty no serenity . . . a difficult muse . . .


Megan said...

Hmm..."difficult Muse." How many times does one's Muse not prove to be difficult?

I got the shivers reading this.

Cindy said...

Lovely. I envy you your muse, difficult though she is.