Remembering Right Things Rightly

Going over and over afterward
what we should have done
instead of what we did. 
But for those short times
we seemed to be alive.

- from the poem "Going There" by Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

 

He keeps the valley like this with his heart.
By paying attention, being capable, remembering. 

- from the poem "Prospero Without His Magic" by Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems