Conrad Potter Aiken

(5 August 1889 – 17 August 1973 / Savannah, Georgia)

Poems of Conrad Potter Aiken

1. A Letter From Li Po 1/1/2004
2. All Lovely Things 1/3/2003
3. Annihilation 4/13/2010
4. Asphalt 4/13/2010
5. Beloved, Let Us Once More Praise The Rain 1/1/2004
6. Chance Meetings 4/13/2010
7. Chiaroscuro: Rose 1/3/2003
8. Counterpoint: Two Rooms 4/13/2010
9. Dancing Adairs 4/13/2010
10. Dead Cleopatra 4/13/2010
11. Discordants 1/3/2003
12. Duval's Birds 4/13/2010
13. Evening Song Of Senlin 1/1/2004
14. Exile 4/13/2010
15. From: Preludes for Memnon 4/13/2010
16. From: Time In The Rock 4/13/2010
17. God’s Acre 4/13/2010
18. Goya 4/13/2010
19. Hatteras Calling 1/1/2004
20. Haunted Chambers 4/13/2010

The Room

Through that window—all else being extinct
Except itself and me—I saw the struggle
Of darkness against darkness. Within the room
It turned and turned, dived downward. Then I saw
How order might—if chaos wished—become:
And saw the darkness crush upon itself,
Contracting powerfully; it was as if
It killed itself, slowly: and with much pain.
Pain. The scene was pain, and nothing but pain.

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