Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Lines from Wiman's "One Time"

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To believe is to believe you have been torn
from the abyss, yet stand waveringly on its rim.

                                              --Christian Wiman, "One Time" from Every Riven Thing


  1. What a thought...what an image ~

  2. Every Riven Thing is a fine book of poetry, well worth adding to your library. Wiman's ear is incredibly good--he has a knack for finding, not only the right word, but the right sounding word, to make his poetry sing.