‘One day after another–‘

The Poetry Foundation’s daily feed has met the coming of the new year well, running quality work about the advancing calendar. Among them, I like “New Year” by Bei Dao — “a child carrying flowers walks toward the new year / a conductor tattooing darkness / listens to the shortest pause” — but I love “One Day” by Robert Creeley. Poem in its entirety:

One day after another—
Perfect.
They all fit.

 

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