October 18, Day 64

photo 1-1From Louise Gluck’s poem, “The Sensual World” :

Your body will age, you will continue to need

You will want the earth, then more of the earth —

Sublime, indifferent, it is present, it will not respond.

It is encompassing, it will not minister.

 

Meaning, it will feed you, it will ravish you,

it will not keep you alive.

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