30 March 2007 | Vol. 7, No. 1

Elegy for Robert Creeley

The sun broke through…

I read aloud on the balcony

your poem for the 'two wives,'

a finch flew

through the ice shavings

of the sprinkler system

to my railing—it bowed deeply


in gratitude

for what you had written

is my best explanation?

About the author:

Norman Dubie's most recent collection of poems, Insomniac Liar of Topo, was just published by Copper Canyon Press. He lives in Arizona.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Norman Dubie at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 7, No. 1, where "Elegy for Robert Creeley" ran on March 30, 2007. List other work with these same labels: poetry, elegy.

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