Bin Ramke Poems
- Melting Pot "Who are you to tell us how to live or why, ...
- Cinema Verité So much I thought was only personal, like ...
- Chivalric Heraldry and all its lovely language; I chose ...
- The Center for Atmospheric Res... Pei designed the building...
- Better Late than Never I was young once, at least, if not ...
- Arcade: The Search for a Suffi...
- Gravity and Levity The heron resolves itself from the gray ...
Lloyd Binford Ramke (born 19 February 1947 Port Neches, Texas) is an American poet and editor.
He graduated from at Louisiana State University, from University of New Orleans, and from Ohio University with a Ph.D. He taught at Columbus College.
He was editor of the University of Georgia Press's Contemporary Poetry Series, from 1984 to 2005. In 2005, he became involved in the Contemporary Poetry Series controversy about Jorie Graham's selection of Peter Sacks. He resigned as editor.
He teaches at the University of Denver. He edits the literary magazine Denver Quarterly. He lives in Denver with his wife, Linda, a fiction writer, and their son, Nic. more »
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Gravity and Levity
The heron resolves itself from the gray lake the water
conversely the woman dissolves in sex, her own
in liquefaction but the flesh reforms like wings
unfolded flight like light drips glistens
the setting sun the horizon first
above now below the bird the evening only local
the spinning earth flings its fluid surface
dissolving itself into itself its ecstasy
the need we feel each for each, the falseness
of any world, at all it is a kind of patience
impossible to distinguish from lassitude
it is a kind of hope indistinguishable