framing a question

framing a question

joy of youth, framed
a window on the past
mystery hidden within

doubts
held in reserve
without reassurance

meanings unknown
his questions
unanswered

turmoil hidden
how did we not see,
our question

his absence our loss
our unasked question,
why

My thoughts on seeing a photo of a young man, a friend, who had taken his life many years ago. 

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-Four (each day a new Yeats quote).

“We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead”
W.B. Yeats

 

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