Hospital: strange lights
I needed a friend but I was in the other room —not just the other room, another frame dragging blue or brighter blue: strange lights: The doctor singing from The Song of Songs 'in the secret places of the stairs' Us standing there in the past as we were in life you turning and turning my coat buttons
From Little Boat by Jean Valentine. Copyright © 2008 by Jean Valentine. Reprinted with permission of Wesleyan University Press.
The author of many collections of poetry, Jean Valentine has received such honors as the National Book Award, the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.
Date Published: 2008-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/hospital-strange-lights