Monday, January 11, 2010

A recent bookish intersection

"It is past midnight. One of the joys of marriage, thinks Roger, is this late night dissection of events in the privacy of bed, and the glorious intimacy, when the rest of the world is locked out and only you and she exist."

--from Penelope Lively's novel Family Album
all day

i wait all day
for these ten minutes
awake in our bed,
your minted breath,
lick of dark
across my eyelids,
and the little clicks
your glasses make
as they’re folded
and set on the nightstand

-- from Kerry Ryan's collection The Sleeping Life