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A quote by the existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855):
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony
in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers
on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
The Fury of Sunsets by Anne Sexton
cold is in the air,
an aura of ice
All day I’ve built
a lifetime and now
the sun sinks to
The horizon bleeds
and sucks its thumb.
The little red thumb
goes out of sight.
And I wonder about
this lifetime with myself,
this dream I’m living.
I could eat the sky
like an apple
but I’d rather
ask the first star:
why am I here?
why do I live in this house?
from The Death Notebooks, Houghton, 1974
A big Thank You to Plain Spoke Editor Cindy Kelly! My poem, “Something So Grand,” will be published in the Spring Issue of Plain Spoke (coming out in April).
(Take a look at Plain Spoke in the Poetry links section.)
Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read an original poem at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th. Read more about this in The Herald Tribune: