After Aeschylus, παθει μαθος

Thomas Festa

Whoever holds as a fixed law

that wisdom comes through suffering

won’t forget in sleep

how pain falls drop by drop upon the heart

until truth comes, like it or not,


an awful grace, molten

out of our pain.


Shawangunk Review Volume XXXI Copyright © 2020 by Thomas Festa. All Rights Reserved.

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