A Poet Reflects

Often a sweetness comes
as if on loan, stays just long enough

to make sense of what it means to be alive,
then returns to its dark
source. As for me, I don’t care

where it’s been, or what bitter road
it’s traveled
to come so far, to taste so good.

Stephen Dunn, "Sweetness," from New and Selected Poems: 1974-1994 (W. W. Norton & Co., 1995)

(Source: rarararambles, via oldmanflower-deactivated2013110)

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