Tag Archives: Jack Gilbert

Risking Delight

Last night I went to sleep all on my own, without taking even a flake of Ambien, which lately has come to feel like an accomplishment, and my head rewarded me with a series of weird vivid dreams. In one … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Poet: Jack Gilbert

1925-2012 But there’s music in us. Some people thought he was homeless. “He never cared if he was poor or had to sleep on a park bench,” wrote Linda Gregg, one of the great loves of his life.  He abandoned … Continue reading

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The Day-After-Saturday’s Poem: Falling and Flying

I discovered this wonderful poem by chance the other day, and it seemed like an antidote to regret. It reminds us that even love that ends–and other ventures that fail–may have been triumphs while they lasted.  And why not celebrate … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Poem: A Brief for the Defense

  A Brief for the Defense  by Jack Gilbert Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. But we enjoy our lives because that’s what God wants. Otherwise the … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Poem: Horses at Midnight Without A Moon

This little poem seems perfect for the start of springtime, and it’s about hope, my favorite theme: HORSES AT MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON  by Jack Gilbert Our heart wanders lost in the dark woods. Our dream wrestles in the castle … Continue reading

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