Jack Gilbert: “The Reinvention of Happiness”



I remember how I’d lie on my roof
listening to the fat violinist
below in the sleeping village
play Schubert so badly, so well.

Jack Gilbert

Photo credit: Hopfen_3383 by Michael Dawes


~ by matt on 2 April 2008.

One Response to “Jack Gilbert: “The Reinvention of Happiness””

  1. Very poignant. Lovely in sadness. At once melancholy and hopeful. Thanks for posting this!

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