Monday, February 28, 2022

Mystic life by Charles Simic

Mystic life

by Charles Simic

Charles Simic / La vida mística


“lifetime’s solitary thread”

For Charles Wright


It’s like fishing in the dark,

If you ask me:

Our thoughts are the hooks,

Our hearts the raw bait.


We cast the line over our heads,

Past all faith, past all believing,

Into the starless midnight sky,

Until it’s to sight.


The line’s long unraveling

Rising in our throats like a sigh

Of  a long-day’s weariness,

Soul-searching and reverie.

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