Sunday, November 11, 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."

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