Monday, October 15, 2007

rock star poets

good morning, friends! how are you this morning? good, i hope...

i was recently turned on to a new poet - naomi shahib nye - and although i've not read much of her yet (i have 2 books upstairs to linger over), i have a new quote for you all.

"i want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do."

4 comments:

jd said...

buttonhole is a funny-looking word...

rachel said...

no more ridiculous than 'cornhole'...oh, champion of said game. pthbbt!

Sarah said...

I do have to confess, buttonhole did catch my eye first. That being said, I could do quite well to remember this...

Vincent said...

You forgot to mention that Naomi Shihab Nye is a friend of your brother, the other rockstar poet in the world.