Hayden Carruth

(August 3, 1921 – September 29, 2008 / Woodbury, Connecticut)

Endnote - Poem by Hayden Carruth

The great poems of
our elders in many
tongues we struggled

to comprehend who
are now content with
mystery simple

and profound you
in the night your
breath your body

orbit of time and
the moment you
Phosphorus and

Hesper a dark circle
of fertility so
bloodthirsty for us

you in the world
the night breathing
asleep and alive.

Form: Ars Poetica

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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