Rachel Hadas Poems
|3.||Pass It On, Iii||3/18/2014|
|6.||The Other Side||3/18/2014|
|7.||The Last Movie||3/18/2014|
|10.||The Fall Of Troy||3/18/2014|
|11.||The End Of Summer||3/18/2014|
|12.||Summer Nights And Days||3/18/2014|
Comments about Rachel Hadas
A Greek I worked for once would always say
that tragedies which still appall and thrill
happen daily on a village scale.
Except that he put it the other way:
dark doings in the sleepiest small town
loom dire and histrionic as a play.
Cosmic? Perhaps. Unprecedented? Not
to the old women sitting in the sun,
the old men planted in cafes till noon
or midnight taking in the human scene,
connoisseurs of past-passing-and-to-come.
These watchers locate in their repertory
mythic fragments of some kindred story
and draw them ...