Meditation: On Labor

Meditation: On Labor

Sep 3, 2006

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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