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Monday, July 25, 2011

'Nostalgia' by Jim Wilson

Here's a quiet thoughtful poem from a thoughtful man, Jim Wilson, since departed. It is another little gem from Frank's Home at http://frankshome.org

Nostalgia


There is a trail in
and a way out

and then there is here:

Fireflies in the night pasture,
invisible horses old

and silent in their standing sleep
the lap of the river
upon the shore, a little

boat, a thump.

Jim Wilson


Frank Parker says:

Jim Wilson, 1942-2008. This poem has been a huge influence in my life since I first read it way back. The motion and simple imagery speak to a state of being restrained in order to open up to greater possibilities. Jim was such a poet.

You can also read Jim Wilson's one and only book, a chapbook, on my web site. RIPPING THE WIND http://frankshome.org/Wilson,Jim/cover.html

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