52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Galway Kinnell

Looking at Your Face

Looking at your face
now you have become ready to die
is like kneeling at an old gravestone
on an afternoon without sun, trying to read
the white chiselings of the poem
in the white stone.
- A New Selected Poems (2000)

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