This Hour and What Is Dead
by Li-Young Lee
This Hour and What Is Dead Quotes
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Tonight my brother, in heavy boots, is walkingthrough bare rooms over my head, (1-2)
What could he be looking for in an empty house?What could he possibly need there in heaven? (4-5)
His love for me feels like spilled waterrunning back to its vessel. (7-8)
Does he remember his earth, his birthplace set to torches? (6)