Meditation: On Reading Poems At Home on a Rainy Day

Meditation: On Reading Poems At Home on a Rainy Day

Shannon Holman
Jun 25, 2006

One Train May Hide Another

by Kenneth Koch

In a poem, one line may hide another line,
As at a crossing, one train may hide another train.
That is, if you are waiting to cross
The tracks, wait to do it for one moment at
Least after the first train is gone. And so when you read
Wait until you have read the next line--
Then it is safe to go on reading.

 

The next line...and an audio clip

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