|US Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads his poem "The Dead" with animation by Juan Delcan of Spontaneous. <>>|
In honor of two friends of mine who died today.
Today I received the news that two friends of mine died. One was in the Indonesian plane crash, the father of three children, two of whom I taught for years. He and his wife were active members of our expat community. He was a good man who loved to joke and laugh and drink beer. He was a young father, and he and his wife were some of the first Australians that I learned to know well.
Then, within the hour, the sad news that another friend drowned in Mexico
Rest in peace, dear T. and M.
Row your oars throughout eternity, watching the tops of our heads until we, too, close our eyes.