Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday November 1, 2010 PAD Chapbook Challenge

2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

Closing the Door or Turning the Page

The only way to know
The door will remain closed
Or the page will remain unturned,
Is death itself,
And even so...
Memory may dredge up what
Is forgotten
Throw it down before you,
For another inspection.

That is life and as Isak Denison
Says, "We must tell the story
To ourselves, over and over until
We can at last..."
Quietly close the door,
Or tenderly turn the page.


neva gagliano said...

you would have been such a perfect addition to the lunch conversation i had today with a friend just back from taos...
the idea of writing down our stories, our life segments, putting them to rest in perspective and celebrating the "turning of the pages".

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for this one. It helps in ways I can't begin to explain. I really like the image of tenderly turning the pages,


Jingle said...

only death leaves everything unmoved...
lovely writing,
beautiful poem.