Sunday, May 25, 2008

#9 Quitting

It’s not so much about quitting
as letting go. I’m remembering
a photograph of Helen Keller,
taken a few days before her death,
her eyes turned inward, as if she were
seeing something we only wonder at,
that photograph glimpsed once and never
forgotten, a hint at journeys not yet taken,
where all that is familiar falls away;
even the closest loved one cannot come with you,
and the night holds no terror.


  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    No she did not quit!

    Great inspiration..

    ghost of words jumping haphazardly

  2. I do prefer your take on letting go vs. quitting.

  3. I wonder if Helen actually 'saw' at last!

  4. Anonymous3:57 PM

    I like the choice of quitting or letting go that is present in this poem. The photo sounds amazing.

  5. Anonymous7:23 AM

    interesting comment!