April 17, 2007

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 survives
In the valley of its making where executives
Would never want to tamper, flows on south
From 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.



Stephen A. Bess said...

God bless the families and friends affected. May he grant them peace.

Geoffrey, I did a link to your blog. Take care brother.

Writing on Board said...

Auden. Yes. Awful thing. Yes. Speechless. Yes. Thanks for this, Geoffrey. I'm always here.

Rethabile said...

Thank you, Geoffrey.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Dear Stephen, Michael, writer, and Rethabile,

I've just come back from listening to Amiri Baraka. he was incredible. Of course, nothing went right on the technical side, but if ah so, ah so.

Thank you for your kind words and support today.

One love, one heart,

Dance_Soul said...

AMEN!!!! Ache'!!!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, dance. give thanks.

Jdid said...

rest in peace