First Things - Religion and Public Life Donate to First Things
Login forgot password? | register Close

Death Song

From the June/July 2003 Print Edition

From orchards, and gardens, and house I move on, From porcelain and goblets engraved by the potter, On to the final rites, much like the swan Whose death song is sung by Meander’s water. It’s done. I’ve unraveled the thread of my fate” I have lived. My name holds its old . . . . Continue Reading »