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In a fast paced world very few poets can make us find pause in their words and contemplate our own lives. Clifton is one of those few. I am better from reading his work.
This poet is amongst the truely great poets. Fame and fortune await this genius. I love the way he engorges himsellf in the words and the choice of emotion he needs to get across his messages
On a humped stone bridgenorth of a rural townbeneath the green hillsat the walls endWhere a valley strewn and a glacier dragged forked through the dunes in an anxious sweep