Mark Strand, April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

 

I was saddened to tears this morning upon reading of Mark Strand’s death. I am grateful for all the air that his steps have parted. His words will continue to keep things whole.   – Sunny Solomon

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