A Blessing on the Poets

Annie Finch is one of the few poets nowadays who writes in rhyme and meter. The little tidbit below says it all, doesn’t it?

A Blessing on the Poets
Patient earth-digger, impatient fire-maker,
Hungry word-taker and roving sound-lover,
Sharer and saver, muser and acher,
You who are open to hide or uncover,
Time-keeper and hater, wake-sleeper, sleep-waker;
May language’s language, the silence that lies
Under each word, move you over and over,
Turning you, wondering, back to surprise.

~ Annie Finch, 1956-