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Bill Knott - Compact Dusk

Here at the height of the day night change
The color of the sky is uncertain,
The sky depending in which direction
One's eye strains, each of its swatches a strange 

Hue which dies too soon and which makes this hour
Linger in the mind transient as a life,
Whose names once known remain another
Posied-up portrait on our palette knife. 

Until even I wonder if one tint
Ever survives the harm of seeming unique
(Evening's intrigue, time's singularity.) 

Study for its trace, its placemap, I see
--Redundant as a stopsign in italic--
The face on which my profile leaves no print.

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Poet: Bill Knott
Poem: Compact Dusk
Poem of the Day: Aug 5 2011

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 14th, 2014 at 6:50 PM.
i have the same thin

i have the same thing, every so often something taps me on the shluedor and reminds me that i am 20 odd years from stuff that seemed to happen yesterday. like the moment i am in has broken a little and the time is speeding up. how did i suddenly get so far?

Wirut from Congo, Democratic Republic of
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 12th, 2012 at 12:30 PM.
EhKhBakbICXh

FrZ4Ti Honestly, not bad news!....

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