Mark Strand in SLC

Mark Strand will be in Salt Lake this week.  He was by far my favorite professor when I was an undergrad majoring in English/Creative Writing at the University of Utah.  For those who can, I strongly recommend attending his reading at the Salt Lake Main Library.  In honor of his visit, I’m posting one of his poems:

The Coming of Light
by Mark Strand

Even this late it happens:
the coming of love, the coming of light.
You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,
stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows,
sending up warm bouquets of air.
Even this late the bones of the body shine
and tomorrow’s dust flares into breath.

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