Quotation by Mark Strand

It came to my house.
It sat on my shoulders.
Your shadow is yours. I told it so. I said it was yours.
I have carried it with me too long. I give it back.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 142–145). . .

Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950–1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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