December 27, 2015

Wendy Videlock

A TOAST

Here’s to the mountain,
here’s to the sky,
here’s to the who

and the what, and the why,
here’s to the leisure,
here’s to the chore,

here’s to the pit,
and the skin, and the core,
here’s to the ancient,

here’s to the now,
here’s to the thumb
and the seed and the plow,

here’s to the fire,
here’s to the shore,
here’s to the star

and the freak, and the bore,
here’s to the addict,
here’s to the saint,

here’s to the song
and the hum of complaint,
here’s to the miner,

here’s to the crone,
here’s to the ruined,
the staid, and the flown,

here’s to the wrist,
here’s to the tongue,
here’s to the rib

and the cage and the bone.

Poets Respond
December 27, 2015

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Wendy Videlock: “Immersed as we are in the season of gratitude, spirits, and imbibing, it seemed only fitting to write a toast.” (website)