• Second-hand gloves will become lovely again, their memories are what give them the need for other hands. And the desolation of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness carved out of such tiny beings as we are asks to be filled; the need for the new love is faithfulness to the old.

    Galway Kinnell (2001). “A New Selected Poems”, p.95, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt