My Latest New Favorite Poet: Kathleen Aguero

My latest new favorite poet is Kathleen Aguero. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 517) was one of the poems (based upon personal experience) that punched me, hard, in my emotional stomach. It’s just beautiful, and actually quite comforting, to think that those who left us are now in a place of sparkling, resplendent glamor, and peace.

Send Off

The dead are having a party without us.
They’ve left our worries behind.
What a bore we’ve become
with our resentment and sorrow,
like former lovers united
for once by our common complaints.
Meanwhile the dead, shedding pilled sweaters,
annoying habits, have become
glamorous Western celebrities
gone off to learn meditation.

We trudge home through snow
to a burst pipe,
broken furnace, looking
up at the sky where we imagine
they journey to wish them bon voyage,
waving till the jet on which they travel
first class is out of sight—
only the code of its vapor trail left behind.

My favorite lines are these (supporting my earlier view of the comfort of our passed loved ones being in an amazing place):

“Meanwhile the dead, shedding pilled sweaters,
annoying habits, have become
glamorous Western celebrities
gone off to learn meditation.”

I mean how BEAUTIFUL is “glamorous Western celebrities”??

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Enjoy! 😀

Jamy

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