Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poetry Month: Day 25

This is today's Poem of the Day at Poetry Foundation, and I couldn't resist it.

In the Basement of the Goodwill Store
by Ted Kooser

In musty light, in the thin brown air   
of damp carpet, doll heads and rust,   
beneath long rows of sharp footfalls   
like nails in a lid, an old man stands   
trying on glasses, lifting each pair
from the box like a glittering fish   
and holding it up to the light
of a dirty bulb.

Here's the rest.

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