Monday, October 06, 2008

Poet Hayden Carruth Passed Away

Poet, editor, essayist and novelist Hayden Carruth died this week at
the age of 87. Carruth won the National Book Award in 1996 for his
collection, "Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey."

Read the wonderful NPR article here.


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.

(c) Hayden Carruth

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