Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

The Mirror - Poem by Robert Creeley

Seeing is believing.
Whatever was thought or said,

these persistent, inexorable deaths
make faith as such absent,

our humanness a question,
a disgust for what we are.

Whatever the hope,
here it is lost.

Because we coveted our difference,
here is the cost.


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  • Rookie Patrick Bois (1/16/2009 1:04:00 AM)

    Brilliant, like pills melting on an angry tongue! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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