About the poet
Kit Wright (b. 1944) is the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children...
Hoping It Might Be So
Hoping it Might be So
There must be a place where the whole of it all comes right,
Where the little boy buggered and strangled in the wood
Is comforted by his parents, and comforts his parents,
And everything horrible ever is understood,
For at least six million reasons or else no light,
No light in the day.
There must be somewhere it doesn't happen like this,
Where reparation is made, a tous compris,
Where the drowned men rise, walk back from the boats in the evening,
And the lost child sings on her new-made father's knee,
For at least six million reasons or else no reason
And nothing to be.
from Hoping it Might be So (Leviathan, 2000), copyright © Kit Wright 2000, used by permission of the author
Kit Wright Reading from his Poems