Elegy for Virginia Tech
What happened at Virginia Tech. goes beyond what the mind can fathom, the heart can bear, the soul can possess, and I turn to the only poet who consoles in a time like this:
For poetry makes nothing happen: it survivesIn the valley of its making where executivesWould never want to tamper, flows on southFrom ranches of isolation and the busy griefs,Raw towns that we believe and die in; it survives,A way of happening, a mouth.
Rest in Peace, my brothers and sisters.