Mark Strand

Rookie (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Keeping Things Whole - Poem by Mark Strand

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

Comments about Keeping Things Whole by Mark Strand

  • Silver Star - 3,941 Points Smoky Hoss (7/11/2015 10:12:00 AM)

    The fullness of absence; things are best known, most felt when they are absent, or appear to be. Beautiful, as always, poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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