Joshua Bocher: Real or Imagined Light

Joshua Bocher: Real or Imagined Light

From Meditative Fragments

 

I.

I don’t like to complain
But I like having
Someone to complain
To

II.

Happy is the husband
Whose wife is beautiful
And few know it

VIII.

There is no dialogue
In television
It never hears
What I have to say

XIII.

In my sleepy stupor,
I can’t solve all
The world’s problems
Or all my own
Or one

XVI.

To be in awe
Of everything
Sounds exhausting

XXI.

To overcome
Overcoming

XXV.

I don’t need to know
What it means — just
The promise of meaning

XXVI.

Unable to see,
Consoled
By any light
Real or imagined

XXVII.

Saying
I had a good day
I did not mean
To brag

XXVIII.

One day
It’ll all make sense

But not
The day after

 

 

— by Joshua Bocher

 

 

Copyright© 2012, by Joshua Bocher. All Rights Reserved.

Joshua Bocher is currently a graduate student at Harvard University doing research on Chinese poetry and poetics. Before attending Harvard, he lived in Taiwan for over two and a half years.  Joshua’s poems and translations have been published in several publications, including Clerestory, Issues, TYPE, The Brown Literary Review, and The Brown Classical Journal.

 

 

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