Barbara Guest

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Barbara Guest Poems

On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
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Once more riding down to Venice on borrowed horses,
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Cloud fields change into furniture
furniture metamorphizes into fields
an emphasis falls on reality.
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The form of the poem subsided, it enters another poem.

A witness was found for the markings inscribed upside-down.
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After so many hours spent in the room,
One wonders what the room will do.
Whether speech or action will be first,
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Early night and the evening bus
Passing with a new wreath around
Its straggled head. The push cart
Halts and fifty pineapple eyes stare
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An opposing force nestles closer
— to the four square of its joint
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8.

Others about the embarking
have reasons.
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The world
is going upstairs
and some people
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Wild gardens overlooked by night lights. Parking
lot trucks overlooked by night lights. Buildings
with their escapes overlooked by lights.
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The form of the poem subsided, it enters another poem.
A witness was found for the markings inscribed upside-down.
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12.

Sleep is 20
remembering the
insignificant flamenco dancer
in Granada
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That is why I am here
not among the ibises. Why
the permanent city parasol
covers even me.
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There we go in cars, did you guess we wore sandals?
Carrying the till, memorizing its numbers,
apt at the essential such as rearranging
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Y otras pasan; y viéndome tan triste,
toman un poquito de ti
en la abrupta arruga de mi hondo dolor.
Cesar Vellejo
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sound opens sound


shank of globe strings floating out
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Since I've decided to revolutionize my life
since
"
decided
"
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Grass grew long in the story.


Pieces clung to bedclothes. In the night he believed he grew taller.
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At sunset from the top of the stair watching

the castle mallets wrenched from their socket

fell from ambush into flame flew into hiding;
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for John Coltrane


Words
after all
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Barbara Guest Biography

Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist. Guest first gained recognition as a member of the first generation New York School of poetry. Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. In 1999, she was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. Guest also wrote art criticism, essays, and plays. Her collages appeared on the covers of several of her books of poetry. She was also well known for her biography of the poet H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World (1984). Born in Wilmington, North Carolina and raised in California, Guest attended UCLA, and then earned a B.A. in General Curriculum-Humanities in 1943 at UC Berkeley. She worked as an editorial associate at ARTnews magazine from 1951-1959. Barbara Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. "Her poems begin in the midst of action," wrote Peter Gizzi in his introduction to a collection of her work, "but their angle of perception is oblique." Her poems are known for their abstract quality, vivid language, and intellectualism. She believed that the subject of the poem finds itself through the writing of the poem and through the poet's imagination. "Disturbing the conventional relations of subjects and objects, of reality and imagination, is one of Guest's signature gestures," noted Gizzi.)

The Best Poem Of Barbara Guest

Sound and Structure

"Sound leads to structure." Schönberg.

On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
heavy as eyelids.
Beams are laid. The master cuts music for the future.

Sound lays the structure. Sound leaks into the future.

Barbara Guest Comments

Alistair 31 August 2018

I, live near Oxford and travelled the world, I loved Wilmington, NC the best And to Berkeley with Joanne, , but I never met Barbara Guest But I never met The Barbara Guest

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