I am writing to you all the time

Love this short poem from Franz Wright (1953-) via his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s a fun fact for you: He and his father, the poet James Wright (1927-1980), whom I featured here a few years ago, are the only child/parent pair to have won the Pulitzer Prize in the same category.

 

P.S.

 

I close my eyes and see
a seagull in the desert,
high, against unbearably blue sky.

There is hope in the past.

I am writing to you
all the time, I am writing

with both hands,
day and night.

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2 thoughts on “I am writing to you all the time

  1. It was a pleasure to come across your blog, since Franz Wright’s passing, whenever I have a free moment I would search the internet and read blog posts by others who were/are moved by him.
    I did not know he did haiku translations, thanks to your post I enjoyed reading a few and now have plans on getting the book.

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