Sunday, June 18, 2006

Parting and an announcement

I'm sorry I've been so quiet recently. Truth to tell, I haven't done much writing recently because we've been packing up to move across the country. So I'm also announcing a (hopefully) short hiatus until I can get real internet access again.

Also, I am told that Donald Hall is now the Poet Laureate of the United States. He wrote Ox Cart Man. If you don't know that book, I'm sorry for you because you had a deprived childhood. :)

Here's a poem I wrote for a friend of mine a couple of years ago when I thought we were moving.

If, when looking into the dim future
Your heart is saddened by our parting,
Think not on the grey years
That will separate us one from the other.
Oh no dear friend! Think instead
Upon those happy passing days
When we side by side would sit
Telling the secrets of our hearts.
Then forget the long sorrow to be
And remember only our laughter
And then shall your heart be renewed.

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