Remembering Adam Zagajewski, who died on March 21, 2021 …
One brief poem from his collection Eternal Enemies:
DEFENDING POETRY, ETC.
Yes, defending poetry, high style, etc.,
but also summer evenings in a small town,
where gardens waft and cats sit quietly
on doorsteps, like Chinese philosophers.
Zagajewski, Adam, and Clare Cavanagh. Eternal Enemies. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Print, p. 69.