Friday, January 06, 2017

On the eve of an anniversary …

… Watch John Berryman’s Drunken 1967 Interview for the BBC | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

He Resigns

By John Berryman

Age, and the deaths, and the ghosts. 
Her having gone away 
in spirit from me. Hosts 
of regrets come & find me empty. 

I don’t feel this will change. 
I don’t want any thing 
or person, familiar or strange. 
I don’t think I will sing 

any more just now,
or ever. I must start 
to sit with a blind brow 
above an empty heart.

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