Friday, September 25, 2009

Passing Remark

Passing Remark

In scenery I like flat country.
In life I don’t like much to happen.

In personalities I like
mild colorless people.
And in colors I prefer gray and brown.

My wife, a vivid girl
from the mountains, says,
“Then why did you choose me?”

Mildly I lower my brown eyes—
there are so many things
admirable people do not understand.

William Stafford

Posted over on Poetry Foundation

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