Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thought for the Day

. . . Reality is not what we marry as a feeling. . . .
by Jack Gilbert, American Poet

* The poem is in Gilbert's collection Refusing Heaven (Knopf, 2005),  which received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. It's a marvelous set of poems.

Jack Gilbert, 1925-2012

Bruce Weber, "Jack Gilbert, a Poet Whose Words Transformed Lives, Is Dead at 87", Obituary, The New York Times, November 14, 2012

Dwight Garner, "Appetites of a PoetryVirtuoso in America | 'Collected Poems' by Jack Gilbert", The New York Times, March 13, 2012

Sarah Fay, "Jack Gilbert, The Art of Poetry No. 91", Interview, The Paris Review, Fall/Winter 2005

1 comment:

nance.mdr said...

in reality
i think i married
many feelings
they changed
to other feelings
they came
and they left
they play the field