Charles Wright’s Poetry: One Way PBS Makes A Difference

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“I think I’m going to take my time,

                                                                                life is too short

for immortality and its attendant disregards.

I have enough memories now for any weather,

either here or there.

                                                           I will take my time.

Tomorrow’s not what I’m looking forward to, or the next day.

My home isn’t here, but I doubt that it’s there either —

Empty and full have the same glass,

                                                                           though neither shows you

the way. ”     


(Charles Wright)

Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, and attended Davidson College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Wright has been widely published, winning the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1998 for Black Zodiac. Other works include Chickamauga, Buffalo Yoga, Negative Blue, Appalachia, The World of the Ten Thousand Things: Poems 1980-1990, Zone Journals and Hard Freight. Wright’s work also appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts; Continue reading Charles Wright‘s Biography, at:

Comment: Did words lose their power to communicate the truthfully? Is there one absolute truth or as many as annunciator?
Reading this poem confirms that we generally walk the same pass, while we may have stopped at different points on the journey. There is reassurance.Related Articles:


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