Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Notre Dame

"It's sad to walk around the Seine when you are getting divorced while everyone else
Is kissing and filming their honeymoons or new loves. Even
My husband, after we got back together, laughed at that.
Because he, too, had been heartsick on another part of the planet."

-- An excerpt from "Notre Dame" by Stephanie Brown, from the January/February 2011 American Poetry Review and as quoted by David Lehman in Poetic Perfection: Three Favorite Poems of 2011

1 comment:

materfamilias said...

Oh, this is so . . . poignant seems too clichéd a term, but fits, no?
I'll put it alongside Ellen Bass's "Asking for Directions in Paris" -- am inspired now to begin my own small anthology of Paris poems. Thank you.