a poem for sunday


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Freddie says:

    Amazing! We were posting at the same exact time.

    The world can’t have too much poetry.Report

  2. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Damn right. That is funny. I even checked the posts first to make sure one wasn’t in edit…Report

  3. Avatar Thomas G. says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I loved Levis back in my college days. I haven’t read him in quite a while. This poem was new to me.Report

  4. Avatar Kathie Brown says:

    Thank you E.D. I really don’t read enough poetry.
    So here we find ourselves, as always, broken hearted.Report

  5. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Yes, everything Levis for me is broken-hearted. My poetry professor and poetry mentor really, through college, was a student of Levis (who had died by the time we read his work). The semester after graduation my professor, who had been suffering from surgeries gone bad, chronic pain, and alcoholism, committed suicide. I read Levis’s Elegy now with new eyes. It has become more haunting.Report