Different Hours, Stephen Dunn, 2000

A re-reading of one of my favorite poets who won a Pulitzer for this effort which focuses on time passing, aging, and the transitory nature of life (oh, that again!).  So many memorable lines and stanzas, but here are a few: “What we’re mostly faced with are those privacies inconsequential to all but us.”; ‘regret follows every timidity’; ‘He preferred the enigmas of early morning/and the neither-here-nor-thereness of dusk’; ‘small winter pleasures/the commonplace and its contingencies.”  Highly recommended.