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Elegy In Joy

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We tell beginnings: for the flesh and the answer,
or the look, the lake in the eye that knows,
for the despair that flows down in widest rivers,
cloud of home; and also the green tree of grace,
all in the leaf, in the love that gives us ourselves.

The word of nourishment passes through the women,
soldiers and orchards rooted in constellations,
white towers, eyes of children:
saying in time of war What shall we feed?

I cannot say the end.
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Ernest Gilbert 15 December 2018

this beautiful, celebratory poem - something between a meditation and a shout-out - takes my breath away.

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