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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
401. Auden Reads Robertson Davies
In darkness, deep complexity,
dots of light and understanding
shine amid perplexity.
Words are not mere signifiers
for untold millions of civilians.
No, they act as signal fires,
calling, reassuring, reaching down
into shared uncertainty,
(born too late or born too soon)
deep in the human cocoon.