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A Poem by Stanley Kunitz for All of Us

June 2nd, 2011 by Lee Yahnke

THE LAYERS OF TIME AND AGE

I have walked through many lives,
some of them my own,
and I am not who I was,
though some principle of being
abides, from which I struggle
not to stray…

Though I lack the art
to decipher it,
no doubt the next chapter
in my book of transformations
is already written.
I am not done with my changes.

From Stanley Kunitz, "The Layers." Kunitz, who won many
awards for his poetry, continued writing until his death at 100
years of age.  He won the Pulitzer Prize for his work at the age
of 63.

Well written. When we face changes or transitions, we're not always able to speak eloquently about them. Some changes are really difficult and some are welcomed. We are never "done" with changes.