Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart Poems

1. In Memory Of Joe Brainard 4/16/2015
2. If I Could Mourn Like A Mourning Dove 6/11/2015
3. Visions at 74 12/24/2015
4. If? See No End In Is 2/10/2015
5. For The Twentieth Century 1/13/2003
6. Overheard Through The Walls Of The Invisible City 1/20/2003
7. Dark Night 1/13/2003
8. Self-Portrait, 1969 1/13/2003
9. Guilty Of Dust 1/13/2003
10. Love Incarnate 1/13/2003
11. California Plush 1/13/2003
12. To The Dead 1/13/2003
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To The Dead

What I hope (when I hope) is that we'll
see each other again,--

. . . and again reach the VEIN

in which we loved each other . .
It existed. It existed.

There is a NIGHT within the NIGHT,--

. . . for, like the detectives (the Ritz Brothers)
in The Gorilla,

once we'd been battered by the gorilla

we searched the walls, the intricately carved
impenetrable paneling

for a button, lever, latch

that unlocks a secret door that
reveals at last the secret chambers,


(the disenthralling, necessary, ...

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