Sunday August 31, 2014

Looking for something lost is mind
And matter playing a game.
The thing knows it is lost and waits;
The adversaries are now the same;
The wallet under the leaves
Lies there and breathes.
- Mark Van Doren
   American poet, essayist, and educator(1894-1972)

Source:"Looking for Something Lost," published in Poetry Magazine, 1968

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