Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thought for the Day

 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.)

Jack Gilbert (1925-2012) Profiles at Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Foundation

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

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Always great to share with another poetry lover, Maureen.