Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: The Best of It

Kay Ryan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.  Enjoy this title poem for the award-winning book, The Best of It.

The Best of It 

However carved up
or pared down we get,
we keep on making
the best of it as though
it doesn't matter that
our acre's down to
a square foot. As
though our garden
could be one bean
and we'd rejoice if
it flourishes, as
though one bean
could nourish us.

by Kay Ryan
Originally published in The Niagara River
© Grove Press
Courtesy The Writer's Almanac

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