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« WEDNESDAYS WITH DENISE: June 12, 2024 | Main | from "In Memoriam" [by Alfred, Lord Tennyson] »

June 12, 2024


Marvelous juxtapositions; epigraphs and epitaphs sounding the deep seabed.

A little poem as a compliment and complement to your thoughts.


You came seeking a sign,
Quiet pervades the shrine,
The sacrifice is made,
Light illumines shade,
Gathering winds revealed,
The future is unsealed,

Circles end and begin,
We are where we have been,
Time allows and denies,
Despite the tears we cry,
Do whatever we may,
Tomorrow becomes today.

Memory clears and clouds,
Wedding dresses and shrouds,
The shrine greets us all,
Spring, summer, winter, fall,
Like the waves in the sea,
We will be and not be.

How about the epigraph to Malcolm Lowry's great novel "Under the Volcano" from Goethe "Whosoever unceasingly strives upward... him can we save."

Great epigraph, TM.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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