Featured Poets Week: Gerard Garrigan, OSB

Dun Laoghaire: A Child Recites Yeats

You spoke words to me
Words you’d learned
But could not know
And though you’d learned them
You could not speak them straightaway
For your mind was on the leaving
The tears you cried the most prized gift
Which you hadn’t planned on giving

Gerard Garrigan, OSB is a Benedictine monk of Saint Louis Abbey in St. Louis, Missouri. Free digital copies of his poetry may be obtained by emailing him at frgerard@priory.org.

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