Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

The Blind Always Come as Such a Surprise by Ted Kooser

The blind always come as such a surprise,

suddenly filling an elevator

with a great white porcupine of canes,

or coming down upon us in a noisy crowd

like the eye of a hurricane.

The dashboards of cars stopped at crosswalks

and the shoes of commuters on trains

are covered with sentences

struck down in mid-flight by the canes of the blind.

Each of them changes our lives,

tapping across the bright circles of our ambitions

like cracks traversing the favorite china.


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