A Blessing

By James Wright

"Suddenly i realize, that if i stepped out of my body, i would break into blossom"

Summary

A twenty-four word poem about a mans experience in a pasture, just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. The poem begins with a description of two ponies in a pasture suggesting that a car has pulled off the road. The ponies "welcome" two people who step over the fence into the pasture.

The Author, James Wright 1927-1980