Sarah Browning Burning and Splendor To make injustice the only measure of our attention is to praise the Devil. - Jack Gilbert, 1925-2012 I’m hot, Dan’s sister writes in his notebook. Then I’m Cuban, rejoicing in her own wanton beauty wired up in the ICU, glad and bountiful, the tube in her throat refusing silence. Dan’s sister dances in the ruthless furnace of this world, glad for Dan’s arrival, though it frightens her that he’s come so far, glad for Dan’s notebook he carries everywhere to record the burning and splendor of this world. Jack Gilbert died yesterday. Sorrow everywhere. And suffering. But let us not praise the Devil. Let us bring the notebook to Dan’s sister. Let us declaim that in the furnace of this world she is Cuban. She is hot.