Galway Kinnell - crossposted from my livejournal:

I read on twitter that Galway Kinnell was dead. Years ago, I read a poem of his, "Saint Francis and the Sow", in The Rattle Bag — an anthology Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney put together. It's one of the loveliest poems I've ever read - so full of love, and compassion, and truth. You can find the full text at the poetry foundation online, among other places. Here is the poem. I wept when I first read it, and it makes me cry every time. I hope I may someday write something as profound as this.