Larry Levis

(1946 - 1996 / California / United States)

Poems of Larry Levis

21. The Oldest Living Thing In L.A. 4/20/2010
22. The Poem You Asked For 1/13/2003
23. The Poet At Seventeen 4/20/2010
24. The Widening Spell of the Leaves 1/20/2003
25. Those Graves In Rome 1/13/2003
26. Winter Stars 4/20/2010

In a Country

My love and I are inventing a country, which we
can already see taking shape, as if wheels were
passing through yellow mud. But there is a prob-
lem: if we put a river in the country, it will thaw
and begin flooding. If we put the river on the bor-
der, there will be trouble. If we forget about the
river, there will be no way out. There is already a
sky over that country, waiting for clouds or smoke.
Birds have flown into it, too. Each evening more

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