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By Anonym 18 Sep

Thomas Lynch

The girl who climbed up the water tower. We would have counted her an accident until the medical examiner found breaks and fractures from her hips to her heels. "You fall head first," he said. "Feet first's a jump.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Lynch

There's no easy way to do this. So do it right: weep, laugh, watch, pray, love, live, give thanks and praise; comfort, mend, honor, and remember.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Once she even successfully argued on behalf of my older brother, Dan, getting a BBGun, a weapon which he promptly turned against his younger siblings, outfitting us in helmet and leather jacket and instructing us to run across Eaton Park while he practiced his marksmanship. Today he is a colonel in the army and the rest of us are gun-shy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Lynch

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Thomas Lynch

The living have to live with it. You don’t. Theirs is the grief or the gladness of your death, theirs is the loss or gain of it. Theirs is the pain and the pleasure of memory.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomas Lynch

God knows some days we all feel like losers.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Revision and prediction seem like wastes of time. As much as I'd like to have a handle on the past and future, the moment I live in is the one I have. Here is how the moment instructs me: clouds float in front of the moon's face, lights flicker in the carved heads of pumpkins, leaves rise in the wind at random, saints go nameless, love comforts, souls sing beyond the reach of bodies.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomas Lynch

It hurts so bad that I cannot save him, protect him, keep him out of harm's way, shield him from pain. What good are fathers if not for these things?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Wanting to be near my bread and butter business which was my hairstyling salon, I have done little touring during my lifetime. I hate all this moving around from hotel to hotel, packing and unpacking. I know many entertainers agree with me on this subject.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Thomas Lynch

When we bury the old, we bury the known past, the past we imagine sometimes better than it was, but the past all the same, a portion of which is inhabited. Memory is the overwhelming theme, the eventual comfort.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Whatever's there to feel, feel it—the riddance, the relief, the fright and freedom, the fear of forgetting, the dull ache of your own mortality. Get with someone you can trust with tears, with anger, and wonderment and utter silence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Grief is the tax we pay on our attachments.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Thomas Lynch

The flush toilet, more than any single invention, has 'civilized' us in a way that religion and law could never accomplish.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Lynch

The world's supply of heartache is secure. There's love and hate and mayhem everywhere.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Lynch

The realization that God could be female required the consideration that the Devil could be also.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Lynch

Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Lynch

If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most part ignored in the market sense of the word so the language to me is most intimate, most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.