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1.
Embodiment
how a birch shirks its skins : strange
grain of the language of prayer : to disturb
words addressed to where God is is
what writing is : alphabet alive beneath
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2.
Lent Prayer
The way prayer is root to precarious : two crows creep
the steeple. Not winter,
not spring. Given a chance,
a season out of season will write
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3.
Dead House Sonnet
house of each sentence endlessly hinged, house of each phrase
opened elegy
entirely latches, exactly latches, hasps, proliferant, endlessly opened, of
doors,
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4.
Hello
interval from felt
to string a struck
ear's the soul's seat
set ringing —easy
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5.
Largo
Now the rain
Now the seams put in evening
Now the tree seeming shakes out
of felt unfolds cleanly
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6.
Charles Edward Ives
There is no word can hold a chord no analogy fits ear
forte, into eye
a stanza a piano inside it would stifle, would rife with
hands fitting felt to phoneme, syllables to hammers, signs
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7.
Genius Loci
Make it
the place
it was then,
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8.
Separation Is The Necessary Condition For Light.
so it came to me to
carry the abandoned
mattress to the attic
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thought begins as small floral bowls : they hold greens—broccoli stalks,
chopped kale—against
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10.
Long After Hopkins
Nothing at dusk, lord, but dust
and road to keep it. The field kneels
under white pines, umbra the edge
to whom this is addressed :
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