Things to make you stop, read and wonder
THINGS TO MAKE YOU STOP, READ AND WONDER
Toad Norman MacCaig
Stop looking like a purse. How could a purse squeeze under the rickety door and sit, full of satisfaction, in a man’s house?
You clamber towards me on your four corners — right hand, left foot, left hand, right foot.
I love you for being a toad, for crawling like a Japanese wrestler, and for not being frightened.
I put you in my purse hand, not shutting it, and set you down outside directly under every star.
A jewel in your head? Toad, you’ve put one in mine, a tiny radiance in a dark place.