Galway Kinnell

(1 February 1927 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Galway Kinnell Quotes


    On the tidal mud, just before sunset,
    dozens of starfishes
    were creeping. It was
    as though the mud were a sky
    and enormous, imperfect stars
    moved across it as slowly
    as the actual stars cross heaven.
    All at once they stopped,
    and, as if they had simply