Friday, April 7, 2017


April 8, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is professions.

Today’s poem is a number poem for an actress who knows what it costs to be dedicated to beauty.

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Nick Gordon

Fifty-six has walked the road less traveled,
Intent more on the view than on the end.
For her success is measured in the moment –
To render beauty few can comprehend,
Yet absent which the heart becomes unraveled.

She knows too well what spirit she must spend
In making painted paths seem steep or graveled,
Xeroxes like scrims, alive, transparent.

© by Nicholas Gordon

Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at For more poems about professions, go to .

This week’s theme: Professions
April 5: Tiffany
April 7: Forty-One
April 8: Fifty-Six

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