Rain by Jack Gilbert


Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
The blues gone gray
And the browns gone gray
And yellow
A terrible amber.
In the cold streets
Your warm body.
In whatever room
Your warm body.
Among all the people
Your absence
The people who are always
Not you.

I have been easy with trees
Too long.
Too familiar with mountains.
Joy has been a habit.
This rain

Jack Gilbert 1926-2012

Jack Gilbert
Born: 18 February 1925, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 13 November 2012, California, USA

Gilbert was a poet, acquainted with the prominent figureheads of the Beat Movement, Jack Spicer, and Allen Ginsberg. However, Gilbert considered himself a serious romantic poet. Over his five-decade career, he published five full collections of poetry

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