The right day

  Mt. Kearsage, in Wilmot, N.H.

Mt. Kearsage, in Wilmot, N.H.

"Now, when I hear she has died,

from the open door I look across at New Hampshire:

There, too, the sun is bright and clouds

make their shadowy ways along the horizon,

and it occurs to me? How could it not have been today?''

-- From "How Could She Not, for Jane Kenyon (1947-1995)'' by the late Galway Kinnell, a Vermont-based poet. He was writing about the poet Jane Kenyon, who lived with her husband,. Donald Hall, a former U.S. poet laureate and an  essayist, in Wilmot, N.H., near Mt. Kearsage. Hall died on June 23.

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