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April 05, 2022

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Anselm— such a force of nature. I love the almost childlike voice of this poem. Anselm in his way could be beautifully childlike too

Wonderful poem. Wonderful man.

a friend since the 1960s, I was happy to see him in this century a few years before he passed and he was still his uniquely engaging self, like his poems...

Miss him so much! Here he lives again!

Admirable presentation of a fine poem. Once when I got John Ashbery into a discussion of whether God exists, I mentioned "Saint Anselm's proof" and John replied that he thought it was hollow.

Even when reading such a beautiful sweet love poem, I hear Anselm's big philosophical laugh and I smile. Thanks for posting this!

I was going to say a truly missed presence, but his poems remain and in that sense so does he.
Thanks for remembering.

Nice. Anselm was such a presence. Thanks

I wish we COULD tell his voice to go on and on.

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