Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Nothing Stays Poem by Mark Van Doren


Nothing stays
not even change,
That can grow tired
of it's own name;
The very thought
too much for it.

Somewhere in air
a stillness is,
So far, so thin-
But let it alone.
Whoever we are
it is not for us

Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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