A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

the scrutiny of the day

with even the sound of a pin's drop,
beg from the young and daring
their closest of readings
when man was worthy, enabled;
before they fall away—

then pull them a farther way,
make them into the horizon
till their focus stretches, shifts
into greater distances,
and we can see an orbit's decay. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this. We do tend to talk about close reading as a heroic endeavor (to a fault)! But there's knowledge in our "fall"enness from this ideal. Distance is worthy, too.