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William Haskins
03-31-2005, 02:35 AM
just got an email from a family friend of robert creeley, saying that he died this morning. robert was a great poet and a genuinely good soul. may he rest in peace.

http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/creeley/

Goodbye
by Robert Creeley
(1926-2005)


Now I recognize
it was always me
like a camera
set to expose

itself to a picture
or a pipe
through which the water
might run

or a chicken
dead for dinner
or a plan
inside the head

of a dead man.
Nothing so wrong
when one considered
how it all began.

It was Zukofsky's
"Born very young into a world
already very old..."
The century was well along

when I came in
and now that it's ending,
I realize it won't
be long.

But couldn't it all have been
a little nicer,
as my mother'd say. Did it
have to kill everything in sight,

did right always have to be so wrong?
I know this body is impatient.
I know I constitute only a meager voice and mind.
Yet I loved, I love.

I want no sentimentality.
I want no more than home.

http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/creeley/cre-umb300.jpg

William Haskins
03-31-2005, 04:56 PM
my obituary for mr. creeley here:

http://www.poisonpen.net/articles/view/49/