Place for my passion - being a Hepburn in a Hilton world. Images that please my eyes, words that give my heart a slight tug.
This evening, I sat by an open window
and read till the light was gone and the book
was no more than a part of the darkness.
I could easily have switched on a lamp,
but I wanted to ride this day down into night,
to sit alone and smooth the unreadable page
with the pale gray ghost of my hand.
— Ted Kooser, “A Happy Birthday,” in Delights and Shadows (Copper Canyon Press, 2007)