Looking For A Poem
(8/4/2006 4:21:00 PM)
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Since it's August now, I hope you found the poem MONTHS ago, but in case you didn't, the poem you're looking for is 'A Space in the Air' (you were close) and the author is Jon Silkin (close again, but no 'h') . It's a wonderful poem, and one of my favorites. I was reading it just this morning.
You can get the text from:
http: //www.emule.com/2poetry/phorum/read.php? 4,30263,32132
It's with a group of poems they call, unfortunately, 'poems that make you cry'.
But your death would be something else,
Something else beyond me. It would not be
Your death or my death, love,
But our rose-linked dissolution.
So I feared his going,
His death, not our death, but a hint at our death. And I shall always fear
The death of those we love as
The hint of your death, love.
Another one of my favorite poems is on that site, too - Jon Silkin's 'Death of a Son'.
P.S. My first attempt to post a reply didn't go through, so it's possible you'll get two responses from me.