Tuesday, April 7, 2020

This Is Just To Say

This Is Just To Say

I am not reading
the books
that patiently wait
on my shelves

and which
I should probably
have read
by now

Forgive me
I will read again
maybe today

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020

My mentor texts for this poem are William Carlos Williams and Kate Messner.


  1. That's happening to lots of us! Why? How? I came out on this porch to read THERE, THERE and then ended up talking to my neighbor (20 feet apart) and writing a letter to my mom, with whom I had video lunch just 6 hours ago! Your mentee poem is perfect.

  2. I'm having the same problem! I can read poetry, and listen to podcasts (especially poetry), but I don't have the concentration for a book right now.