Keith Waldrop

Keith Waldrop Poems

Light Travels

common time I follow you un-
kept secret on
a basic undersound


Among other economies, I'm of two
minds, one possessed, the other
a deep peace. Violent trembling


seventy wingbeats
per second
vagaries of vegetation, rosy
anticipation I

An Apparatus

From where I sit, I can see other
things: a silver porcupine, pins
standing upright. It is a vanished tale of a
vanished forest at the shore of a vanished ocean.


I propose
turning the key
useless to
conceal from you that

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Keith Waldrop (born December 11, 1932, in Emporia, Kansas) is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, and has translated the work of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Edmond Jabès, among others. A recent translation is Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (2006). Mr. Waldrop received his Ph.D. from the University of Michiga ...

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