no church bell
no alarm bell
just the body clock warning
and a stormy morning
outside the window

later, the man on the radio
says the Nobel prize for literature
has been awarded to
Kazuo Ishiguro, whose stories
will never let me go

unconsoled in the pale view
of hills, an artist of the floating
world, and so

I return to the remains of the day

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Image result for kazuo ishiguro cover art

Today I’m hosting dVerse Poets Pub’s Open Link Night.

 OLN is when we choose any one of our poems to share. There is no prompt and there are no specific instructions to follow. However, our extra inspiration is the announcement of the winner of the Nobel prize for literature: Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded for being a writer who “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

34 thoughts on “Nobel

  1. Clever title and poem to follow. I have not read him either and though I will add him to my wish list the reality is life is so busy right now that reading poems online is as much reading as I get to do.


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