Alice Notley

Arizona / United States
Alice Notley
Arizona / United States
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The Descent Of Alette ['Presently']

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'Presently' 'we neared a pale beach,' 'narrow' 'with trees behind it'
'thick & blue-black,' '& lights' 'many lights' 'deep inside the'
'wooded land' 'I touched bottom' '& walked ashore' 'Then I saw'
'a final entity,' 'airy image, pass' 'out of my body—' 'from my
forehead' 'A small shape,' 'perhaps brain-shaped,' 'that seemed to'
'contain in miniature' 'the cave network' 'where I had been'
'I saw the rooms—' 'the caverns—' 'streaked with color,' 'dotted with
lights,' 'but all tiny' 'as in a honeycomb' 'The image' 'receded,'
'gently floated' 'away' 'on the wind,' 'like a flower' 'a hibiscus—'
'all reds & darks' '& yellow glow—' 'Or like a lantern,' 'paper
lantern' 'Then was gone.' 'The others' 'other swimmers' 'had not
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Gajanan Mishra 26 March 2014
very fine oine.1o, thanks.
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