Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I went way back and asked the old
Ones deep in the graves, the youngest dead,
How language began, and who had the cred-
it of it, gods, men, devils, elves?
And this is the answer I was told:
"We got together one day," they said
"And talked it over among ourselves."

- Howard Nemerov (1920-1991)


G. Silveira Cravo said...

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G. Silveira Cravo said...

Hello, Heidi! Thanks for your kind words. Stay in touch!

Peace be upon you and yours!