Poem of the Week: Father’s Voice by William Stafford via Poetry Mistress Alison McGhee

Father’s Voice
– William Stafford

“No need to get home early;
the car can see in the dark.”
He wanted me to be rich
the only way we could,
easy with what we had.

And always that was his gift,
given for me ever since,
easy gift, a wind
that keeps on blowing for flowers
or birds wherever I look.

World, I am your slow guest,
one of the common things
that move in the sun and have
close, reliable friends
in the earth, in the air, in the rock.

Thank you to Alison McGhee for curating these pearls, these beauties and to these fearless artists who take us where the heart doesn’t always want to go,

For more information on William Stafford, please click here.

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