Monday, June 4, 2018
Parini has been on the faculty of Middlebury College in Vermont since 1982. The film version of his novel Benjamin’s Crossing which he and his wife, Devon Jersild, adapted into a screenplay, is to be released in 2018.
His Morning Meditations
My father in this lonely room of prayer
Listens at the window
In the little house of his own dreams.
He has come a long way just to listen,
Over seas and sorrow, through the narrow gate
Of his deliverance.
And he dwells here now,
Beyond the valley and the shadow, too,
In silence mustered day by dawn.
It has come to this sweet isolation
In the eye of God, the earliest of mornings
In the chambered skull, this frost of thought.
This post was suggested by my friend Burl Horniachek. Posted with permission of the poet.
Entry written by D.S. Martin. His latest poetry collection is Ampersand (2018, Cascade). His books are available through Amazon, and Wipf & Stock including the anthologies The Turning Aside, and Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse.