Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ars Moriendi

It's back in fashion again,
Most since the Victorians,
Maybe most since the fifteenth
Century and those woodcuts
Before the colonial
Aurora borealis,
Dawn of the violent night.

Half a dozen self-help texts
Appear, reviewed together
In The New York Times en masse,
"Books on How to Grieve and Die."
The less we know about it
From watching others do it,
The more we want to be told...

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