Things to make you stop, read and won­der

THINGS TO MAKE YOU STOP, READ AND WON­DER

The Simple Things - - NEWS -

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.

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