Friday, January 06, 2006

"Against This Death", blog entry, Jan 5 06

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by MM, Toronto, Ontario
January 5, 2006
RIP Irving Layton

AGAINST THIS DEATH
I have seen respectable
death
served up like bread and wine
in stores and offices,
in club and hostel,

and from the streetcorner
church
that faces
two ways
I have seen death
served up
like ice.
Against this death,
slow, certain:
the body,
this burly sun,
the exhalations
of your breath,
your cheeks,
rose and lovely,
and the secret
life
of the imagination
scheming freedom
from labour
and stone
- Irving Layton

posted by mm at Thursday, January 05, 2006

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