At a glance:
- Author: Stanley Kunitz
- First Published: 1995
- Type of Poem: Meditation
- Genres: Poetry, Meditation
- Subjects: Husbands, Wives, Love or romance, Self, Identity, Aging, Touch
“Touch Me” is the final poem of Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (1995), published on the occasion of Stanley Kunitz’s ninetieth birthday. Kunitz, who among his many honors has received the Pulitzer Prize and the Bollingen Award, had a long and distinguished career as poet and teacher. Unlike many of his earlier poems, “Touch Me” does not have a particular stanzaic form; instead it moves down the page in thirty short, tightly controlled lines of free verse. The poem begins with the words “Summer is late, my heart,” from...
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