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. Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights 9/24/2016
29. An Emphasis Falls On Reality 9/24/2016

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Best Poem of Barbara Guest

20

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

What an idiotic number!

Sleep is twenty

it certainly isn't twenty sheep
there weren't that many in the herd
under the cold crest of Sierra Nevada

It's more like 20 Madison Ave. buses
while I go droning away at my dream life
Each episode is important
that's what it is! Sequences —
I've got going a twenty-act drama
the theatre of ...

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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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