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An Explanation of America (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets)

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  • Seller:medicalman22142
  • Sales Rank:1,225,926
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:80
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5
  • Publication Date:August 1, 1979
  • ISBN:0691013608
  • EAN:9780691013602
  • ASIN:0691013608
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Synopsis

From An Explanation of America:

LAIR


Robert Pinsky

Inexhaustible, delicate, as if

Without source or medium, daylight

Undoes the mind; the infinite,

Empty actual is too bright,

Scattering to where the road

Whispers, through a mile of woods …

Later, how quiet the house is:

Dusk-like and refined,

The sweet Phoebe-note

Piercing from the trees;

The calm globe of the morning,

Things to read or to write

Ranged on a table; the brain

A dark, stubborn current that breathes

Blood, a deaf wadding,

The hands feeding it paper

And sensations of wood or metal

On its own terms. Trying to read

I persist a while, finish the recognition

By my breath of a dead giant's breath--

Stayed by the space of a rhythm,

Witnessing the blue gulf of the air.


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