Monday, March 24, 2008

The Meaning of Older

Today I came across these concept lines in a poem by Li-Young Lee:

"Between two unknowns, I live my life.
Between my mother's hopes, older than I am
by coming before me. And my child's wishes, older than
I am
by outliving me. And what's it like?"
(from The Hammock, in Book of My Nights)

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