Ernest Hilbert

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  • Lamont Palmer (12/21/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    Good critics often write some of the best poetry. Hilbert is no exception. He is a poet of great depth and verbal dexterity without being obscure beyond comprehension. Always an interesting read. -LP

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View Of Dordrecht

Fixed light overhead
Delivered to chiseled distance

Of steeple and rigged mast,
Clocktower and mirrored wharf—

You held onto something
As music distant and calm—

Knowing there would soon be
Nothing left of light or any other—

Sent into far turning of inlet,
Mourned as a gift guarded and lost:

“There is nothing left of the night here, ”
He whispered as you parted,

Awed and jealous, desolate—
Distance exquisite as glisten in runnel

Of warm sand drawn back to foam,
Warning glare diminished to coordinates,

Far ...

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View Of Dordrecht

Fixed light overhead
Delivered to chiseled distance

Of steeple and rigged mast,
Clocktower and mirrored wharf—

You held onto something
As music distant and calm—