Poem of the Week, by William Stafford

2 thoughts on “Poem of the Week, by William Stafford”

  1. This one brought me from my email over here, Alison. “For it is important that awake people be awake…” I go to bed terrified every night, as I imagine many people do, by the back-turning to truth that people in power here do. It is one thing to be the king with no clothes. It is a very different, far worse, thing to tell the world you love his robe. And some mornings I wake up angry. And shocked. And hopeless. But yes. Patience. Lots of it. And in its folds, some hope hiding, maybe. Thank you for this.

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    1. Tam, I feel exactly the way you do. This is perfect: “It is a very different, far worse, thing to tell the world you love his robe.” Life online has made things immeasurably scarier – and also given us all warped impressions of how “divided” we are. Fight back with patience and kindness. XOXO

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