Called into Play
By A.R. Ammons
Fall fell: so that's it for the leaf poetry:
some flurries have whitened the edges of roads
and lawns: time for that, the snow stuff: &
turkeys and old St. Nick: where am I going to
find something to write about I haven't already
written away: I will have to stop short, look
down, look up, look close, think, think, think:
but in what range should I think: should I
figure colors and outlines, given forms, say
mailboxes, or should I try to plumb what is
behind what and what behind that, deep down
where the surface has lost its semblance: or
should I think personally, such as, this week
seems to have been crafted in hell: what: is
something going on: something besides this
diddledeediddle everyday matter-of-fact: I
could draw up an ancient memory which would
wipe this whole presence away: or I could fill
out my dreams with high syntheses turned into
concrete visionary forms: Lucre could lust
for Luster: bad angels could roar out of perdition
and kill the AIDS vaccine not quite
perfected yet: the gods could get down on
each other; the big gods could fly in from
nebulae unknown: but I'm only me: I have 4
interests--money, poetry, sex, death: I guess
I can jostle those...
Shark was a rerun tonight but I read that my beloved Glenn Close has signed to star in a TV pilot for FX on which she will play a litigator. Would love to see her and Woods go head to head. Smallville was a rerun too, wasn't it? I completely forgot to check at 8 but I had it in my head that it was going to be!
Tian Tian seemed to think he was having a rough day. *g*
Mei Xiang and her cub unfortunately were behind some part of a tree the whole time we were there.
And I did a really crappy job focusing in the right place.
Tai Shan was looking kind of lazy, anyway -- no tree-climbing this afternoon.
Mom had to come poke him awake.
But Mei Xiang's top priority was checking to see whether there was new food yet.
Watched the incredibly painfully awful "Mark of Gideon" because I have to review it, no idea what to say besides "makes 'Spock's Brain' look like quality sci-fi'"! Expecting to have totally crappy Friday. Saturday we're supposed to meet my in-laws in Baltimore and we're supposed to have dinner with my parents Friday and I am so not in the mood for relatives. Ah well, at least I have Doctor Who as an excuse for getting home early.