William Stafford

(January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993 / Kansas)

Passing Remark - Poem by William Stafford

In scenery I like flat country.
In life I don’t like much to happen.

In personalities I like mild colorless people.
And in colors I prefer gray and brown.

My wife, a vivid girl from the mountains,
says, “Then why did you choose me?”

Mildly I lower my brown eyes—
there are so many things admirable people do not understand.


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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (2/3/2020 2:00:00 PM)

    Mildly I lower my brown eyes—
    there are so many things admirable people do not understand. yes very true so many things we do not understand in life. tony
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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