Quotation by Irving Layton

how seasonably
leaf and blossom uncurl
and living things arrange their death,
while someone from afar off
blows birthday candles for the world.
Irving Layton (b. 1912), Canadian poet. The Birth of Tragedy (l. 28–32). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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