My love, if I write a song for youTo that extent you are goneFor, as everyone says, and I know it’s true:We are all always alone. Never so separate trying to be twoAnd the busy old fool is right.To try and finger myself from youDistinguishes day from night. If I say “I love you” we […]
He wrought at one great work for years;The world passed by with lofty look;Sometimes his eyes were dashed with tears;Sometimes his lips with laughter shook. His wife and child went clothed in rags,And in a windy garret starved;He trod his measure on the flags,And high on heaven his music carved. Wistful he grew but never […]
Yes, I agreed to perform the abortion.
The girl was under unusual strain.
It may seem a schoolboy’s whine,
And yet I seek not to be grand nor witty,
But I am half a Scot by birth, and bred
A whole one, and my heart flies to my head.
Vain is my spite / They cannot so suffer who never do right. …
Everything seems ok.
/ Rabbis study in the Lublin yeshiva again
/ even if the Jewish Quarter
/ is still razed to the ground.
/ Trains leave just…
For our last meal together / my father takes out of the freezer / a tray of frozen songbirds.
This might be the calm before the storm / or this might be the storm; / some are sunbathing on…
The patient will talk.
/ The doctor will talk.
/ The doctor will listen while
/ the patient is talking.
/ The patient will listen while
(from The Four Seasons)
/ Seen from the machair’s edge
/ miles of white sand swathe north.
/ The light is Greek, I’m told,
/ The green…
Their gowns fold and flatten like water
/ on their consummate columns as they go,
/ the paragons and apples of their race.
/ Their nacreous…
/ wind kissed roads,
/ unpaved with
/ coral stones,
/ must be
/ swept twice daily,
/ drifting in
/ with the salty air,
/ smells of smoked tuna,
/ drying out in…