And yet, the ways we miss our lives are life.
~ Randall Jarrell, "A Girl in a Library"*____________________________
* This is but one line from Jarrell's long poem. The poem appeared in the April 1951 issue of Poetry.
Jarrell was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1956 to 1958.
Profiles of Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965, at Academy of American Poets, Modern American Poetry, The New York Times, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Society of America
Randall Jarrell Collection at University of North Carolina/Greensboro