As you know, I’ve lost some poems
For some I didn’t mind the losing
But others, the few of significance,
losing them has brought me nothing
“To make room for headstones
marking where and how long and who.”
Title: given by scholars.
Scholar: title given by teacher.
Teacher: a leader of students.
Student: a learner who needs neither title nor teacher to be considered a scholar.
“April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”
When my heart is softened,
How quickly I move to tears
How quickly I move to laughter
How quickly I move to joy.