Barbara Guest

(1920 - 2006 / Wilmington, North Carolina, United States)

Barbara Guest Poems

1. The Past 6/18/2015
2. 20 3/31/2016
3. A Reason 3/31/2016
4. A Way of Being 3/31/2016
5. Barrels 3/31/2016
6. Dissonance Royal Traveller 3/31/2016
7. Eating Chocolate Ice Cream: Reading Mayakovsky 3/31/2016
8. Finnish Opera 3/31/2016
9. Otranto 3/31/2016
10. Passage 3/31/2016
11. Photographs 3/31/2016
12. Prairie Houses 3/31/2016
13. Roses 3/31/2016
14. Santa Fe Trail 3/31/2016
15. The Blue Stairs 3/31/2016
16. The Screen of Distance 3/31/2016
17. Words 3/31/2016
18. Noisetone 9/24/2016
19. Red Lilies 9/24/2016
20. Echoes 9/24/2016
21. The Past 9/24/2016
22. Sound and Structure 9/24/2016
23. Escape 9/24/2016
24. The Inhabitants 9/24/2016
25. Multiplicity 9/24/2016
26. LEICA 9/24/2016
27. Homage 9/24/2016
28. An Emphasis Falls On Reality 9/24/2016
29. Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights 9/24/2016

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Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights

Wild gardens overlooked by night lights. Parking
lot trucks overlooked by night lights. Buildings
with their escapes overlooked by lights.

They urge me to seek here on the heights
amid the electrical lighting that self who exists,
who witnesses light and fears its expunging,

I take from my wall the landscape with its water
of blue color, its gentle expression of rose,
pink, the sunset reaches outward in strokes as the west wind
rises, the sun sinks and color flees the delicate
skies it inherited,
I place there a scene from 'The Tale of ...

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20

Sleep is 20
remembering the
insignificant flamenco dancer
in Granada
who became
important as you watched
the mountain ridge
the dry hills

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