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. Noisetone 9/24/2016
18. Red Lilies 9/24/2016
19. Echoes 9/24/2016
20. The Past 9/24/2016
21. Sound and Structure 9/24/2016
22. Escape 9/24/2016
23. The Inhabitants 9/24/2016
24. Multiplicity 9/24/2016
25. LEICA 9/24/2016
26. Homage 9/24/2016
27. Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights 9/24/2016
28. An Emphasis Falls On Reality 9/24/2016
29. Words 3/31/2016

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Words

The simple contact with a wooden spoon and the word
recovered itself, began to spread as grass, forced
as it lay sprawling to consider the monument where
patience looked at grief, where warfare ceased
eyes curled outside themes to search the paper
now gleaming and potent, wise and resilient, word
entered its continent eager to find another as
capable as a thorn. The nearest possession would
house them both, they being then two might glide
into this house and presently create a rather larger
mansion filled with spoons and condiments, ...

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The Past

The form of the poem subsided, it enters another poem.
A witness was found for the markings inscribed upside-down.
It might have been a celebration, so strong the presence
of the poem. The sky sinks slowly inside the past.

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