Thursday, August 19, 2010

Edwin Morgan 1920-2010

Footsteps and witnesses! In this Glasgow balcony who pours
such joy like mountain water? It brims, it spills over and over
down to the parched earth and the relentless wheels.
How often will I think of you, until
our dying steps forget this light, forget
that we ever knew the happy glen,
or that I ever said, We must jump into the sun,
and we jumped into the sun.

(from ‘From a City Balcony’ by Edwin Morgan, Collected Poems p.183-84)

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