Quotation by Galway Kinnell

you who are, for me, the postmarks again
of shattered towns—Xenia, Burnt Cabins,
their loneliness
given away in poems, only their solitude kept.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students (l. 32–36). . .

New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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