Saturday, September 29, 2012

David Graham

Homage to Weldon Kees

 --after his "Homage to Arthur Waley"

Wisconsin fall:  windows closed these three weeks,
midnight chill you can still smell through the glass.
I reach for your book naturally after midnight,

work done, listening to the furnace click and halt
in my walls, and I study your photo once more.
Gazing down on that blueblack ocean

you must have joined in 1955.  Thinking
"even the sound of the rain repeats:  The lease
is up, the time is near."


No comments:

Post a Comment