a contemplation for US election day

November 8, 2016

Most of you have read this crisp, wise, brief poem from William Carlos Williams.  It came to mind this morning when many citizens in the US face into the wind’s teeth, one reality  that women and men in this divided country share with each other.


john sj

    The Manoeuvre

I saw the two starlings
coming in toward the wires
But at the last,
just before alighting, they
turned in the air together
and landed backwards!
that’s what got me —
to face into the wind’s teeth.

William Carlos Williams


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