The Vigil

By Aaron Poochigian Aaron Poochigian
Because he was as hard to handle   
As truth, which we equate with light,   
Go somewhere dark and hold a candle   
For Alan Sullivan tonight.

Source: Poetry (March 2009).

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This poem originally appeared in the March 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2009
 Aaron  Poochigian

Biography

Aaron Poochigian has translated Sappho for Penguin Classics (2009) and Aratus' Phaenomena for Johns Hopkins University Press (2010).

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SUBJECT Living, Death

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