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Edgar Bowers

(2 March 1924 - 4 February 2000 / Rome)

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  • William F. Dougherty (1/23/2011 4:28:00 PM)

    If Edgar Bowers' art in writing poetry is neglected, it indicts the sinking art of reading poetry.

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  • Lamont Palmer (2/19/2006 9:45:00 AM)

    Another giant, lost in virtual anonymity, but canonical just the same. Great lyrical poetry here, almost on par with Stevens. A joy to read him.

John

Before he wrote a poem, he learned the measure
That living in the future gives a farm--
Propinquity of mules and cows, the charmed
Insouciance of hens, the fellowship,
At dawn, of seed-time and of harvest-time.
But when high noon gave way to evening, and
The fences lay, bent shadows, on the crops
And pastures to the yellowing trees, he felt
The presences he felt when, over rocks,

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