Vox Populi

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James Wright: Trying to Pray

This time, I have left my body behind me, crying
In its dark thorns.
Still,
There are good things in this world.
It is dusk.
It is the good darkness
Of women’s hands that touch loaves.
The spirit of a tree begins to move.
I touch leaves.
I close my eyes and think of water.


From the website of North Dakota State University. Included in Vox Populi for educational purposes only.

James Wright

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