Mark Strand

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  • ''Nobody knows you. You are the neighbor of nothing.''
    Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 179). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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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.

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