James Arlington Wright

(13 December 1927 – 25 March 1980 / Ohio)

A Blessing


Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
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  • Rookie John Rogers (9/7/2010 8:05:00 PM)

    Nearly 40 years ago, I was privileged to hear Mr. Wright read this poem at a poetry 'festival' in Evanston, Illinois, that was also attended by James Tate and Andrienne Rich. While there were many fine readings that evening, I have no doubt everyone in attendance remembers the special, magical silence that followed these verses. Breathtaking beauty. Lifechanging words. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 6,613 Points Frank Avon (9/26/2014 12:52:00 AM)

    Thank you for sharing this personal experience. I have never ranked Wright very high among modern (or postmodern) poets, but this poem convinces me that I should read his work again. If he has other poems like this one, I could become a serious fan. I've always liked his homey, agrarian Minnesota images, but they have never seemed to me so poignant and engaging as in this poem.

  • Rookie Sarah Kester (5/27/2009 11:33:00 PM)

    This is my very favorite poem in all the world. It is so beautiful and about pure, perfect love. James Wright wrote it for Anne Sexton. I just love it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie laela private (1/4/2009 12:32:00 AM)

    How absolutely beautiful your writing is.
    It makes me imagine in my mind that I am right there, hearing it, smelling it and seeing it. I hope that one day I would be able to bring enjoyment to someone by my writings. wonderful work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marina Gipps (9/8/2008 4:27:00 PM)

    James Wright and son, Franz Wright, my distant poet relatives, both of whom I've never met. If only I was so blessed a poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Beth Larsen Larsen (4/17/2005 7:06:00 PM)

    An estatic moment in a golden afternoon; this seems so different from many of his other gritty. I recognize this experience. (Report) Reply

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