Mea Culpa


I am so sorry.

I am a Luddite.

I accidentally published a post of images.

I am sorry. I am so sorry.

I hope this Poem makes up for this…

Peace?   Jen



The Poet Asks Forgiveness

By Fay Zwicky
Dead to the world I have failed you
Forgive me, traveller.
Thirsty, I was no fountain
Hungry, I was not bread
Tired, I was no pillow
Forgive my unwritten poems:
the many I have frozen with irony
the many I have trampled with anger
the many I have rejected in self-defence
the many I have ignored in fear
unaware, blind or fearful
I ignored them.
They clamoured everywhere
those unwritten poems.
They sought me out day and night
and I turned them away.
Forgive me the colours
they might have worn
Forgive me their eclipsed faces
They dared not venture from
the unwritten lines.
Under each inert hour of my silence
died a poem, unheeded

Fay Zwicky, “The Poet Asks Forgiveness” text from Kaddish, University of Queensland Press, 1982; audio fromThe Witnesses, Audio CD, 2010: by permission of River Road Press and the poet. Copyright © 1982, 2010 by Fay Zwicky.

~ by Step On a Crack on April 14, 2012.

7 Responses to “Mea Culpa”

  1. Another award for your trophy cabinet….
    In the true spirit of blogging I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    To view all nominees and comments please go to

    Love, light, and peace


  2. No worries Jen – you’re among friends. Peace and luv, Eric 🙂


  3. sorry for what 🙂


  4. Loved the images!!! You rock!

    POETESS, listen up!!! Start oozing your MEGA-TALENT … all your poems — all your words. Let it out … let go! I’m seeing lots of words, my friend, and i’m completely sane today 😉 LOVE mel


  5. No apology necessary! I enjoyed the images anyway. Thanks for your fantastic posts.


  6. Funny! I was just working the word Luddite into a post! 🙂
    I loved the images! I just came back for a closer look and they were gone.
    You never have anything to ‘make up for’ here!
    You’re superb.
    love and prayers,


    • Dear Debbie,

      Great minds think alike! (my son always says, “no mommy, they don’t…”)

      I was ‘storing’ images for writing starters and published them instead. on my.

      I was thinking of the women in the abbey this morning and I thought of you…

      Thank you for that and for everything!

      Love to you,



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