A peaceful moment in a deserted land, a river ride away from a dark city, a month’s sojourn far from home. Places we have been can evoke rich memories–of a loved one, a period of pain or learning, a whole lifetime. In the poems below, the writers evoke the connection between place and heart.
I wandered in that distant country for forty days.
There is a boat moving blackly through the night.
Look, and love everyone.
I am tired of chasing others off the land.
You’ve lived amid dust and noise too long.
Wish you were here in this hotel.