Treasure Island

Randy Resh

(April,1967 / Toronto, Canada)

Elegy for Irving Layton


Irving had it right:

'Me, happiest when I compose poems...'

His Books of Formation
Magic, Holy

This day I now so clearly see
So wise the Master

Boundless plenty

Graciously imparting
his immeasurable legacy

untold generations

I at his feet
among innumerable many

borrowed your recordings
for the world to hear
poetic homage
half circle

Too much, too soon

I so jealously grateful
less than minor distant minion
glint squinting
in your glory

MR Layton.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
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  • Kevin Patrick (3/5/2012 10:04:00 PM)

    One of my favorite Canadian Poets! his work is the best representation of our countries Artist. An old Nicoise Whore The coming of the Messiah New Years Eve' are three of my favorite poems by him. Fantastic write (Report) Reply

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