Friday, October 31, 2014

Poetry Friday: Yes

William Stafford

It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.

It could you know. That's why we wake
and look out--no guarantees
in this life.

Here's the rest (and you can listen to Garrison Keillor read it). 

It's so true -- no guarantees.  But if you clicked through, you saw a stanza full of bonuses.  

Linda is hosting today's roundup here.


laurasalas said...

That is so lovely. I read the bonuses, too, but even just that first stanza is a gift:>)

Holly Mueller said...

I love this sweet little poem! I wish I could hear Garrison Keillor read this gem, but the audio wasn't working. I love his voice.

Anonymous said...

Love Stafford's work. Good reminder to live in the moment.

Linda B said...

He just gives us such pleasure, Ruth, & now you have, too. Thank you for this beautiful poem!

Bridget Magee said...

No guarantees, but so many opportunities to say "yes". Thanks for sharing Stafford's work today. =)

Jone said...

Stafford is always a good choice.

Tara said...

That was sublime - and perfectly read by Garrison Keillor.