“A poem is a cup of words open to the sky and wind in a bucket.”
–Naomi Shihab Nye, The Poetry Paper, no. 3, 2006
I love this definition of a poem. And today, Inauguration Day, something about it fills me with hope. I went looking for a quotation about hope this morning, actually, but found this one instead. A quotation about possibilities. Maybe they’re the same thing, I don’t know. But I kind of feel like the U.S. is a country of hearts open to the sky right now, and we’re ready for winds of change and the freshness they bring.