Thom Gunn: “The Reassurance”

...לזכר יהודה קעץˎ חבר שמכבר. בן אדם שנקטף בדמי ימיו

THE REASSURANCE

About ten days or so
After we saw you dead
You came back in a dream.
I’m all right now you said.

And it was you, although
You were fleshed out again:
You hugged us all round then,
And gave your welcoming beam.

How like you to be kind,
Seeking to reassure.
And, yes, how like my mind
To make itself secure.

Thom Gunn

image: The candles 026 by Ravenscar

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matt

I enjoy reading, writing, and translating--especially poems. The energy that can exist between poems and associated visual art--poems based on visual images or visual images based on poems--is fascinating to me.

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