Monday, August 01, 2005

Happy 100th, Stanley Kunitz!

Stanley Kunitz is one of America's greatest living poets -- still living, in fact, on his one hundredth birthday today.

"In a murderous time

the heart breaks and breaks

and lives by breaking.

It is necessary to go

through dark and deeper dark

and not to turn.

I am looking for the trail.

Where is my testing-tree?

Give me back my stones!"

(from "The Testing Tree")


Blogger countrygrrl said...

good to see you back on form...hi from edinburgh !!!wonder if stanley k was a countrry fan??I often wonder what these guys and gals listened to whilst the muse visited..

6:22 PM  
Blogger KOB said...

This is the first time I've ever read anything by Kunitz. Wonderful. Thanks for the post.

3:55 PM  

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