Archive for January 8th, 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Measure by Robert Hass

Recurrences.
Coppery light hesitates
again in the small-leaved

Japanese plum. Summer
and sunset, the peace
of the writing desk

and the habitual peace
of writing, these things
form an order I only

belong to in the idleness
of attention. Last light
rims the blue mountain

and I almost glimpse
what I was born to,
not so much in the sunlight

or the plum tree
as in the pulse
that forms these lines.

From: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48852/measure

Date: 1973

By: Robert Hass (1941- )