“more like a memory of heaven”: lines from Li-Young Lee

8 Feb

from “Discrepancies, Happy and Sad”


No. It’s more like a memory of heaven.

Voices coming closer, voices moving away,


and what we thought we knew

about life on earth confounding us.


And then that question

from which all other questions begin.


Li-Young Lee, Book of My Nights

One Response to ““more like a memory of heaven”: lines from Li-Young Lee”

  1. Heather February 8, 2013 at 13:06 #

    Lee really knows how to say it all, doesn’t he. Thanks so much for posting this: I need to go back to his work. Love this.

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