Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boy riding home / No longer alone

... We head home: through the gloss of rain or weight
of snow, or the plum blush of dusk, but always -- home,
always under one sky, our sky. And always one moon
like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop
and every window, of one country -- all of us --
facing the stars
hope -- a new constellation
waiting for us to map it,
waiting for us to name it -- together
(from "One Today," inaugural poem by Richard Blanco, 2013)
(trackpad drawing by am from January 2008)


Taradharma said...

you have reminded me to go look up this poem, and see him read it via youtube. I missed the festivities. Your artwork goes very nicely -- this image is one of my favorites of yours.

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful poem and moment.