Quotation by Michael S. Harper

and of my distrusting self
say it for two sons gone,
say nightmare, say it loud
panebreaking heartmadness:
nightmare begins responsibility.
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938), U.S. poet. Nightmare Begins Responsibility (l. 24–29). . .

Contemporary American Poetry. A. Poulin, Jr., ed. (4th ed., 1985) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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