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Averno / Louise Glück


Louise Glück

Averno. Ancient name Avernus. A small crater lake,

ten miles west of Naples, Italy; regarded by the

ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld.

You die when your spirit dies.

Otherwise, you live.

You may not do a good job of it, but you go on —

something you have no choice about.

When I tell this to my children

they pay no attention.