Tuesday, April 07, 2020

This Is Just To Say




This Is Just To Say

I am not reading
the books
that patiently wait
on my shelves

and which
I should probably
have read
by now

Forgive me
I will read again
someday
maybe today


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


My mentor texts for this poem are William Carlos Williams and Kate Messner.


4 comments:

  1. Hehe--I'm the opposite. With my picture books from the library all read and ready to return (someday), I'm going through my stack of f&gs and picture books I picked up at readings and conferences and such that are waiting to be read and shared online.

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  2. Mary Lee-
    I think you are not alone. Did you see this article? Someone, I can't remember who, posted it on Facebook this morning. https://www.vogue.com/article/why-cant-i-read-books-right-now?fbclid=IwAR1xv0novKLZSbWQalt5tK66oZ8k4bQOuds4Rtv1eB4tzZ1tICx0kLzAHuE
    If you haven't read AMERICAN DIRT, that's a really powerful story and it kept me going for a couple of weeks.
    Carol

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  3. I'm still reading, but rather lackadaisical about it, takes me much longer to finish. You've written the feeling well!

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  4. Isn't reading surprisingly difficult right now? Thanks for the reminder to try a "This Is Just to Say" poem this month.

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