New and collected POEMS, Dannie Abse all of a piece. The surgeon and writer, in some years; full-throated ease, and sometimes dig-in versification that reads and informs but does not flash with eloquence. One doesn't wait long for the brilliant.
As the younger man catches up with me - late fifties - there are more glorious days. And we have passed through shared experience of death, loss of friends, dealing with the young, even some shared time - in a long-range kind of way - with Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel. There's always overlap with these guys. I thought he might have written more of or to WCW in Heaven, he may: I've another generation to go. ALSO, special commendation of the poetry book society.