• From: Adriano Palma <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:25 +0000


From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Robert Paul
Sent: 26 February 2015 02:53
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Prince Otsu before his execution

The whole poem is excellent, Lawrence, but this last stanza is superb


          Prince Otsu experienced fleeting
            Glimpses of what he would miss.
            Alas, it wouldn’t have been as he
            Imagined even if his executioners
            Never Arrived and even if he lived to eighty.
            He would merely sit by a fire and fail to recall
            Much of whatever it turned out to have been.


'...saw fleeting glimpses...,' maybe, but who's counting?

Other related posts: