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In Memoriam

Jack Gilbert, 1925–2012

November 13, 2012 | by

“Being alive is so extraordinary I don’t know why people limit it to riches, pride, security—all of those things life is built on. People miss so much because they want money and comfort and pride, a house and a job to pay for the house. And they have to get a car. You can’t see anything from a car. It’s moving too fast. People take vacations. That’s their reward—the vacation. Why not the life?” —The Art of Poetry No. 91

 

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  1. OAJ | November 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

    What people wear
    is often who they are.
    There is that,
    The hole in the sock.
    There is a sense of guilt,
    There is that,
    The hole in the sock.
    There is that,
    That means something.

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