WWW Wednesday #21 | 04.21.2021

The past two weeks have not needed a reading update, because I haven’t really been reading a whole lot. But in the past couple of days I’ve enjoyed some poetry, so I figured I could log that in this edition of WWW Wednesday – I hope you don’t mind.

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post here for others to read.

The three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Poet’s Choice, edited by Paul Engle and Joseph Langland (this book made an appearance in this month’s From My Bookshelf post).

What did you recently finish reading?

“The Walk in the Garden” by Conrad Aiken (found in Poet’s Choice). This poem, like all the others in the Poet’s Choice collection, are not widely known, and unfortunately I cannot find an online version to link. But I’ll include a few lines I really love:

Call it
the voyage in the garden, too, for so it is:
the long voyage home, past cape and headland
of the forgotten or remembered: the mystic signal
is barely guessed in the spiderwort’s golden eye, recognized
tardily, obscurely, in the quick bronze flash
from the little raindrop left to wither
in the hollow of a dead leaf, or a green fork
of celandine. For in this walk, this voyage,
it is yourself, the profound history of your ‘self,’
that now as always you encounter.

What do you think you’ll read next?

More poems!

Did you answer the three W’s this week? Feel free to link your WWW Wednesday post below or just share which book(s) you’ve started the month with.

Happy reading!

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