Friday, February 10, 2012

After the Rains Have Stopped

These are the last two verses of:

For the Dead
by Adrienne Rich

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I have always wondered about the left-over
energy, the way water goes rushing down a hill
long after the rains have stopped

or the fire you want to go to bed from
but cannot leave, burning-down but not burnt-down
the red coals more extreme, more curious
in their flashing and dying
than you wish they were
sitting long after midnight

Find the whole poem here.

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