Donald Hall lived in New Hampshire for so long that people assumed he would be our resident poet for decades more. Sadly, this was not to be--he passed away this week at 89. He will be missed.
A truly heart-felt tribute was recorded by Bill Littlefield for WBUR in Boston. It is short and worth listening to:
Hall was everyone's poet when he served as U. S. Poet Laureate, 2006-2007.
For today I'm posting an excerpt from "We Explore Grief's" found in The Museum of Clear Ideas: New Poems [811 HAL]:
Or say: All tears
weep for the weeper.
The tissue that dries
our eyes is a clear
understanding that this
complain of will drop
over us soon enough.
Visit the Poetry Friday Round-Up taking place this week at Carol's Corner.