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"The Patience of Ordinary Things" by Pat Schneider, from Another River: New and Selected Poems.

08 Dec 2010 8:18 PM | Lama Daniela Coriat (Administrator)
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare, 
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they're supposed to be.
I've been thinking about the patience 
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?

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