Barbara Guest

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Barbara Guest
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Barbara Guest Poems

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1.
Sound and Structure

On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
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2.
An Emphasis Falls On Reality

Cloud fields change into furniture
furniture metamorphizes into fields
an emphasis falls on reality.
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3.
Eating Chocolate Ice Cream: Reading Mayakovsky

Since I've decided to revolutionize my life
since
"
decided
"
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4.
Finnish Opera

Grass grew long in the story.


Pieces clung to bedclothes. In the night he believed he grew taller.
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5.
Otranto

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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6.
Passage

for John Coltrane


Words
after all
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7.
Photographs

In the past we listened to photographs. They heard our voice speak.
Alive, active. What had been distance was memory. Dusk came,
Pushed us forward, emptying the laboratory each night undisturbed by
Erasure.
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8.
Prairie Houses

Unreasonable lenses refract the
sensitive rabbit holes, mole dwellings and snake
climes where twist burrow and sneeze
a native species
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9.
Roses

"painting has no air . . ."
—Gertrude Stein

That there should never be air
in a picture surprises me.
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10.
Santa Fe Trail

I go separately
The sweet knees of oxen have pressed a path for me
ghosts with ingots have burned their bare hands
it is the dungaree darkness with China stitched
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