Quotation by William Dewitt Snodgrass

Before we drained out one another's force
With lies, self-denial, unspoken regret
And the sick eyes that blame; before the divorce
And the treachery.
William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Sorting out letters and piles of my old canceled checks (l. 19–22). . .

Selected Poems, 1957–1987 [W.D. Snodgrass]. (1987) Soho Press.
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