Mark Strand

Prince Edward Island, Canada
Mark Strand
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Poems

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1.
Keeping Things Whole
In a field
I am the absence
of field.
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2.
The Garden
It shines in the garden,
in the white foliage of the chestnut tree,
in the brim of my father's hat
as he walks on the gravel.
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3.
The Remains
I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
At night I turn back the clocks;
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4.
The Everyday Enchantment Of Music
A rough sound was polished until it became
a smoother sound, which was polished until
it became music.
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5.
Lines For Winter
Tell yourself
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
walking, hearing
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6.
A Piece Of The Storm
From the shadow of domes in the city of domes,
A snowflake, a blizzard of one, weightless, entered your room
And made its way to the arm of the chair where you, looking up
From your book, saw it the moment it landed.
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7.
The Coming Of Light
Even this late it happens:
the coming of love, the coming of light.
You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,
stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows,
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8.
Breath
When you see them
tell them I am still here,
that I stand on one leg while the other one dreams,
that this is the only way,
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9.
Eating Poetry
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
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10.
My Life
The huge doll of my body
refuses to rise.
I am the toy of women.
My mother
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