Poem | Sit Tibi Terra Levis

On a Gravestone

 

SIT TIBI TERRA LEVIS

            on a gravestone

 

The earth is all too heavy,
spaded black and new,
but let it note your heavy sleep
and lightly lie on you.

Published in the June 2020 issue: 
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Deborah Warrren’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Poetry, and the Yale Review. She has published several collections, including Zero Meridian (Ivan R. Dee), Dream With Flowers and Bowl of Fruit (Evansville), and Ausonius: The Moselle and Other Poems (Routledge, translation). She is also the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Prize, the Howard Nemerov Award, the Robert Frost Award, and the Meringoff Prize.

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