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Marion BS: Poems that speak to you. (237* d) RE: BS: Poems that speak to you. 23 Oct 07


One more for tonight...

Elegy for the Gift (Elegy for the Light)

Sometimes, when the subway car
comes briefly out of the tunnel,
we don't look up, miss the light.
And it's as though, inattentive,
we'd never had that moment
of brightness. A life may be full
of such small losses, or full,
equally, of small, dense gifts:
the child on that same car
dipping her face into her mother's;
that perfect regard.


PS. Found on a poster in the Toronto subway. The title is sic; I know it looks like I wasn't sure and offered two versions.


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