Mark Strand

Rookie (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Mark Strand Poems

1. Old Man Leaves Party 5/21/2015
2. Mystery and Solitude in Topeka 7/28/2015
3. The View 7/31/2015
4. When the Vacation is Over for Good 9/7/2015
5. The Old Age of Nostalgia 7/28/2015
6. I Had Been A Polar Explorer 8/28/2014
7. The Prediction 8/28/2014
8. Orpheus Alone 8/28/2014
9. The Garden 8/28/2014
10. The Midnight Club 8/28/2014
11. Man And Camel 8/28/2014
12. The Couple 8/28/2014
13. A Piece Of The Storm 8/28/2014
14. Mirror 8/28/2014
15. My Mother On An Evening In Late Summer 8/28/2014
16. Xvi 8/28/2014
17. The End 8/28/2014
18. So You Say 8/28/2014
19. My Life 8/28/2014
20. "The Dreadful Has Already Happened&Quot; 8/28/2014
21. For Jessica, My Daughter 2/24/2015
22. From The Long Sad Party 8/28/2014
23. The Idea 8/28/2014
24. The Continuous Life 8/28/2014
25. The New Poetry Handbook 8/28/2014
26. In Celebration 8/28/2014
27. Coming To This 8/28/2014
28. Eating Poetry 4/11/2013
29. Breath 4/11/2013
30. The Coming Of Light 8/28/2014
31. Lines For Winter 4/11/2013
32. The Everyday Enchantment Of Music 8/28/2014
33. The Remains 4/11/2013
34. Keeping Things Whole 4/11/2013
Best Poem of Mark Strand

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

Read the full of Keeping Things Whole

Lines For Winter

Tell yourself
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
walking, hearing
the same tune no matter where
you find yourself—
inside the dome of dark
or under the cracking white
of the moon's gaze in a valley of snow.

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