Friday, November 23, 2007

Totally Optional Prompt: in some haste

I apologize for the early prompt this week, but some family affairs have come up that may make it necessary for me to travel at a moment's notice. So:

What do you see when you look at animals? A reflection of yourself? A resource to be used? A kindred part of God's creation? A bundle of physiology and biochemistry?

Four poets below have offered their versions of animal experiences. What's yours?

James Wright: A Blessing

Denise Levertov: Come into Animal Presence

Christopher Smart: For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry

Marianne Moore: The Paper Nautilus