Charles Olson Poems
|2.||Maximus, to Gloucester: Letter 2||5/2/2016|
|3.||The Songs of Maximus: SONG 1||5/2/2016|
|4.||The Songs of Maximus: SONG 2||5/2/2016|
|5.||Variations Done for Gerald Van De Wiele||5/2/2016|
|6.||As the Dead Prey Upon Us||5/2/2016|
|7.||I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You||5/2/2016|
|9.||Maximus, To Himself||2/10/2015|
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Maximus, To Himself
I have had to learn the simplest things
last. Which made for difficulties.
Even at sea I was slow, to get the hand out, or to cross
a wet deck.
The sea was not, finally, my trade.
But even my trade, at it, I stood estranged
from that which was most familiar. Was delayed,
and not content with the man's argument
that such postponement
is now the nature of
that we are all late
in a slow time,
that we grow up many
And the single
is not ...