Tuesday, September 9, 2008


ABC

Any body can die, evidently. Few
Go happily, irradiating joy,

Knowledge, love. Many
Need oblivion, painkillers,
Quickest respite.

Sweet time unafflicted,
Various world:

X = your zenith.

Robert Pinsky



Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. The Monrovia Public Library has his books Jersey Rain, History of My Heart, and the book he edited while Poet Laureate, Americans' Favorite Poems : The Favorite Poem Project Anthology.

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