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Hart Crane - Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is like a song 
That, freed from beat and measure, wanders. 
Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled, 
Outspread and motionless, -- 
A bird that coasts the wind unwearyingly. 

Forgetfulness is rain at night, 
Or an old house in a forest, -- or a child. 
Forgetfulness is white, -- white as a blasted tree, 
And it may stun the sybil into prophecy, 
Or bury the Gods. 

I can remember much forgetfulness.

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Poet: Hart Crane
Poem: Forgetfulness
Poem of the Day: Jan 12 2007

Comment 5 of 5, added on April 21st, 2012 at 5:46 PM.

I love love LOVE your poem and this fantastic idea! In fact, I ran amtediimely to my bookshelves to do the same thing. It was a lot more difficult than I thought, and I like your result better, but man so fun!Thanks so much the creativity boost really saved my writing week!

Jhonny from Palestine
Comment 4 of 5, added on February 19th, 2007 at 5:35 PM.

I have a presentation about Hart Crane but I am not from English speaking country so it is really hard form me to understand his poems. I would be happy if anyone tries to help me with analyzing one of his poem. I need it very quickly. If you are able to help me, please, let me know on my e-mail address. Thanks

Lenka from Slovakia Republic
Comment 3 of 5, added on January 12th, 2007 at 7:54 AM.

what a stunning little poem. I love Hart Crane but I've never read this before so I'm glad it was up as poem of the day. He speaks about how white can stun the sybil out of silence_ that is so what it takes. The white of the clouds and fresh paper, blank screen. I do wish the poems showed about the comments so we could be reading them as we make the comments. A most inspiring poem. Thanks.


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