Tuesday, May 14, 2013

toward its source


Winter Night (M.A Reilly, 2013)


But (I) remembered
The dark-blue night
Above the tree line,
The open moor in moonlight,
The crest in shadow.
Remembered other dreams
Of the same mountain country:
Twice I stood on its summits,
I stayed by its remotest lake,
And followed the river
Toward its source.


[The last entry from the notebook, Markings, of Dag Hammerskjรถld (24 August, 1961) who died in a plane crash in September, 1961 in Africa.]

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