If the heart persists
in waiting, does it begin to lessen?
~ Jack Gilbert______________________________
Quoted from "The Answer" in Jack Gilbert Collected Poems (Knopf, 2014) (This is a marvelous gathering of the late poet's work. "The Answer" was published originally in Gilbert's 2009 collection, The Dance Most of All.)
Sarah Fay, "Jack Gilbert, The Art of Poetry No. 91" (Interview), The Paris Review, Fall/Winter 2005