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9780691013602 / 0691013608

An Explanation of America (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets)

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Publisher:Princeton University Press, 1979

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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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