gershon hepner

Rookie - 10 Points (5 3 38 / leipzig)

Tunnel Without Light - Poem by gershon hepner

TUNNELS WITHOUT LIGHT


On a rope that's lower than my hip
I walk, not far above the ground;
it hardly elevates me, but may trip
me just when I think I have found
the path that takes me where there are
so many things that lie above the ground,
a path that does not take me far.

The rope will trip me up, though it may raise
my expectations. On its height
I will meander in the mundane maze
in tunnels ending without light.

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt reviews a book by Douglas Kennedy, 'The Job' (Hyperion) , in the NYT, July 9,1998. He quotes the novel's epigraph, by Kafka:

The true way leads along a tightrope, which is not stretched aloft but just above the ground. It seems more designed to trip one than to be walked upon.

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt reviews a book by Douglas Kennedy, 'The Job' (Hyperion) , in the NYT, July 9,1998. He quotes the novel's epigraph, by Kafka:

The true way leads along a tightrope, which is not stretched aloft but just above the ground. It seems more designed to trip one than to be walked upon.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2010



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