Warren Falcon

Silver Star - 4,422 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Warren Falcon
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Missive As Preface

That place among the rocks- Is it a cave,
Or a winding path? The edge is what I have. - Theodore Roethke

" I have occasionally described my standpoint to my friends as the " narrow ridge, " writes Buber. " I wanted by this to express that I did not rest on the broad upland of a system that includes a series of sure statements about the absolute, but on a narrow rocky ridge between the gulfs where there is no sureness of expressible knowledge but the certainty of meeting what remains undisclosed.’

" The narrow ridge is the place where I and Thou meet, " he [Buber] added. When I asked him to clarify this ... more »

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  • Dear Low,

    You did it. You left the trout behind.

    Sunday the corn was cut down. Apple trees
    in the nearby orchard were felled which explains
    the screams ...
    from ' 'Dear Low' - Upon His Leaving Remote Mountains For Manhattan, Circa 1981
  • Arriving late to love

    the broken tower
    mourns its ringing ruin.

    Long drought of air
    stills the clapper.

    But one breath, Trembler,
    from ' Annunciation- for Cesar Vallejo'
  • We lay together, two wrecks, Love,
    wooden ships conjoined by forces
    too great, too objective to blame.
    We stretch beside a shoreline,
    eels play in the one rib of our ...
    from 'Here Come The Wild Birds Again - Poem For Painters & Poets'
  • This ancient tonguing
    betrays some fault
    disdaining the human world -

    which occurred first,
    the birthing or the wounding?

    Abjuring flesh of nece...
    from 'David To Jonathan, A Lost Psalm Recovered, Recent Translation, Circa 1978'
  • ''and O this,
    this midnight stagger,
    nothing hurt but trembling
    hand shaking to dryness,
    the other leaning into yellow''
    from 'Sleep Walk'
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