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Mind Wanting More -- Holly Hughes

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    Mind Wanting More -- Holly Hughes Mind Wanting More Only a beige slat of sun above the horizon, like a shade pulled not quite down. Otherwise, clouds. Sea
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 26, 2005
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      Mind Wanting More -- Holly Hughes


       




      Mind Wanting More



      Only a beige slat of sun

      above the horizon, like a shade pulled

      not quite down.  Otherwise,

      clouds.  Sea rippled here and

      there.  Birds reluctant to fly.

      The mind wants a shaft of sun to

      stir the grey porridge of clouds,

      an osprey to stitch sea to sky

      with its barred wings, some dramatic

      music: a symphony, perhaps

      a Chinese gong.



      But the mind always

      wants more than it has --

      one more bright day of sun,

      one more clear night in bed

      with the moon; one more hour

      to get the words right; one

      more chance for the heart in hiding

      to emerge from its thicket

      in dried grasses -- as if this quiet day

      with its tentative light weren't enough,

      as if joy weren't strewn all around.



      ~ Holly Hughes ~
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