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

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The Screen of Distance

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On a wall shadowed by lights from the distance
is the screen. Icons come to it dressed in capes
and their eyes reflect the journeys their nomadic
eyes reach from level earth. Narratives are in
the room where the screen waits suspended like
the frame of a girder the worker will place upon
an axis and thus make a frame which he fills with
a plot or a quarter inch of poetry to encourage
nature into his building and the tree leaning
against it, the tree casting language upon the screen.


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The telephone is Flaubert's ...

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A Way of Being

There we go in cars, did you guess we wore sandals?
Carrying the till, memorizing its numbers,
apt at the essential such as rearranging
languages. They occur from route to route
like savages who wear shells.

"I cannot place him." Yet I do.
He must ascend indefinitely as airs
he must regard his image as plastic,

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