The Lost Country

Fall 2014 • Vol. 3, No. 1

issn 2326-5310 (online)

Transfigured Night

By R. E. Ledek

This work was published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Lost Country. You may purchase a copy of this issue from us or, if you prefer, from Amazon.

I was young then, a student. It was night.
The gym was filled with light. I ducked in.

I heard him before I saw him,
   the words rolling and reeling,
      dancing figures and
         singing melodies,
   he, a tall gaunt figure, already old.
He was a poet, the real thing, my first.

Now, fifteen years later, he is dead,
Covered with honors, as with lilies.