Thursday, May 10, 2012

Quietly into the Dark Night

Even though the old think of death
seldom do they go quietly into the dark
       of the night… (without protest)
Frenzy, and fume, goes hand in hand
against the quiet darkness of the night—
those who once sang in the sun
brave and bronze and hard like meteors:
fight—, with eyes ablaze—once near
       death, fight fierce with tears
against the dark night…
Against the dying of light!

#3325 (4-20-2012)