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Dear Garrison, Two years ago,
March 24, 2006 |
Two years ago, I heard you recite a poem at a romantic poetry festival at the University of Minnesota, a poem that said something like "nothing done in love is ever wasted". It's like a song lyric I can't get out of my head & I have researched several different online poetry anthologies with no luck. Do you know who wrote it?
I wrote it. It's called "A Love Poem." I've used it a few times on the show. The verse you remember goes: "All of the lovers and the love they made---/ Nothing between them was a mistake./All that we did for love's sake/Was not wasted and will never fade." Not sure that that's true but that's what I wrote. The whole poem you can probably find in the PHC archives, or the catalogue sells a fancy print of it