Lost: Ambition

January 7, 2012

My current stack of library books

“Lost: Ambition.
Found:  A good book,
an old sweater,
loose shoes.”
— Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser, from Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry

This short poem describes exactly what I am feeling on these gray, cold, rainy days of winter.  But I suppose you could take one look at my pile of books and accuse me of being an ambitious reader!  I call it pure indulgence.   One of the best pleasures in life is a large stack of interesting library books waiting to be read.