the best of it…

It is National Poetry Month…did you know?

I ran across this poem today, due in great part to the fact that this poet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize this week. Kay Ryan is a beautiful poet…simple, readable and profound. I hope you’ll check out more of her work…

The Best Of It
by Kay Ryan

However carved up
or pared down we get,
we keep on making
the best of it as though
it doesn’t matter that
our acre’s down to
a square foot. As
though our garden
could be one bean
and we’d rejoice if
it flourishes, as
though one bean
could nourish us.


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