Monday, March 9, 2009

Having too much, too little, enough in Lent...



Kay Ryan's poetry comes in small servings with words chosen carefully and used sparingly. After writing today's Morning Offering I found this poem valuable for my Lenten reflection...

Do I have more than I need?
Do I recognize all that I have?
Of all that I have, what have I yet to own?


Ticket

This is the ticket
I failed to spend.
It is still in my pocket
at the fair's end.
It is not only
suffering or grief
or even boredom
of which we are
offered more than
enough.

- Kay Ryan in Say Uncle
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-ConcordPastor

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kay Ryan is the poet laureate. Is she a Catholic? She is a great poet.

ConcordPastor said...

I have no idea what Kay Ryan's religious beliefs might be.