By Billy Collins, Geoffrey O'Brien
Bartlett's Poems for events, an wonderful, thought-provoking spouse to the bestselling Bartlett's wide-spread Quotations, is the e-book to show to for any circumstance-from start to demise and every little thing in among. less than the course of esteemed poet and author Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for events will motivate you to show to poetry to rejoice a brand new child or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, convey a eulogy, or upload zest to a vacation social gathering. it's the excellent approach to the age-old query, What should still I say?
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From the empty calmness of it to the darkness and its dangers beyond.
Was he even aware that we’d come to arrest him? To take him to men who would make him a corpse and then make his corpse a public spectacle? Surely there was someone more appropriate to be counting his final breaths But I needed to give the old man his due. He’d been at this game had my superiors on his trail long before I came along He must have known. And he approached this like I imagined he approached everything else in his life: with total confidence and honesty. . from the empty calmness of it to the darkness and its dangers beyond.
They must have thought we could help him Which we couldn’t. and wouldn’t. indd 44 12/01/11 5:19 PM into a large room with a bed in the middle and an old frail figure whose breath was so short it barely lifted the blankets draped over top of him Good intelligence had led the government to his presence in the mountains of this region. But had good intelligence kept them at it for so many years? How long had he been hiding out here with the Sherpas? Days? Decades? . . pointless. It was a chase that had been lost long ago.
Bartlett's Poems for Occasions by Billy Collins, Geoffrey O'Brien