11 July 2013

climb into spring...but some things that go are gone.


by A.R. Ammons

It was May before my
attention came
to spring and

my word I said
to the southern slopes

missed it, it
came and went before
I got right to see:
don't worry, said the mountain,
try the later northern slopes
or if

you can climb, climb
into spring; but
said the mountain

it's not that way
with all things, some
that go are gone. 

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