In Beauty Bright: Poems
- Sales Rank:516,671
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Publication Date:September 3, 2012
“The work of an American master.”—World Literature Today
The lyric poems of In Beauty Bright
, although marked by the same passion and swiftness as Gerald Stern’s previous work, move into an area of knowledge—even wisdom—that reflects a long life of writing, teaching, and activism. They are poems of grief and anger, but the music is delicate and moving.
from "In Beauty Bright":In beauty-bright and such it was like Blake’s
lily and though an angel he looked absurd
dragging a lily out of a beauty-bright store
wrapped in tissue with a petal drooping,
nor was it useless—you who know it know
how useful it is—and how he would be dead
in a minute if he were to lose it though
how do you lose a lily?
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