The Lyric In A Time of War

By Eloise Klein Healy b. 1943 Eloise Klein Healy

for Sappho

Let my music be found wanting
in comparison
to yours (as it must)

let me be found loving
(as you were)
extravagantly the beautiful

let me find you
and the song (forever)
between us

in these terrible times

Eloise Klein Healy, “The Lyric In A Time of War” from The Islands Project. Copyright © 2007 by Eloise Klein Healy. Reprinted by permission of Red Hen Press.

Source: The Islands Project (Red Hen Press, 2007)

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Poet Eloise Klein Healy b. 1943

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Subjects Arts & Sciences, Reading & Books, Poetry & Poets, Social Commentaries, History & Politics, War & Conflict

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Born in El Paso, Texas, Eloise Klein Healy grew up in rural Iowa. Healy's crisp, image- and narrative-driven poems often explore community, sexuality, and the nature of home. On the radio program Writers on Writing, Healy discussed her work’s attention to “the influence of place on people.” Addressing the role of the open-air California landscape and the details of daily life that often ground her poems, Healy noted, “The way . . .

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Reading & Books, Poetry & Poets, Social Commentaries, History & Politics, War & Conflict

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

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