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The City In Which I Loved You

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And when, in the city in which I love you,
even my most excellent song goes unanswered,
andI mount the scabbed streets,
the long shouts of avenues,
and tunnel sunken night in search of you...

That I negotiate fog, bituminous
rain rining like teeth into the beggar's tin,
or two men jackaling a third in some alley
weirdly lit by a couch on fire, that I
drag my extinction in search of you...
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Bijay Kant Dubey 31 October 2018
Is he an immigrant? Is he a no-man? Has he got no land? And where to go finally, what the path which lies it ahead? Strange is the story of life.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 31 October 2018
The City In Which I Loved You is a poem of search and e-search, location and re-location, association and disassociation. Where is the city? , he searches it, tries to locate and dislocate it, figure and disfigure it. where the land of his birth? Where the place of his growing? Where lived he? Where the city of love? Where his place, where her place? who is of where? Where the house and which is whose house? A poem to be constructed, de-constructed.
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Genia Stevens 05 January 2018
I studied under Li-Young at Beloit College (1998 - 1999) . I almost forgot how brilliant he is. This is my favorite.
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Tamra C 31 May 2012
Oops..this poem is titled The City in Which I Love You, not *Loved*. Thanks! Beautiful poem.
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Amberlee Carter 04 January 2005
this is the most brilliant poem of all time.
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