Meditation: On Labor

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A few poems about work and labor:

"You spent so many years trying to find
the end of the day, the close of the shop,
when the work goes back in the box...."

--"Work" by Saskia Hamilton

 

"Pangur Bán and I at work,
Adepts, equals, cat and clerk:
His whole instinct is to hunt,
Mine to free the meaning pent...."

--"Pangur Ban" trans. by Seamus Heaney

 

"The war continues working, day and night.

It inspires tyrants

to deliver long speeches

awards medals to generals

and themes to poets..."

--"The War Works Hard" by Dunya Mikhail

 

....and one for SKGR:

--"You Begin" by Margaret Atwood

 

Photo credit: D. James

 

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