Friday, January 29, 2010

So had I thought




Mirage Oases
by Kay Ryan


First among places
susceptible to trespass
are mirage oases

whose graduated pools
and shaded grasses, palms
and speckled fishes give
before the lightest pressure
and are wrecked.

For they live
only in the kingdom
of suspended wishes,

thrive only at our pleasure
checked.






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1 comment:

  1. So true, so sad. Thanks for the poem; bring on more!

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