(January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993 / Kansas)

Ask Me

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.

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A totally engaging, imaginative sonnet. 'What the river says, that is what I say'.
if you asking me I think you should've kys yourself before you died bc you depressed af cuz
How can i put my work here?
This fascinates me, especially the first verse that uses very original grammatical strcutures, strictly looked at lines that don`t parse.I`ll look at his work, like this.
poem that is on sublimity ask me..thank
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