Yvor Winters Poems

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1.
At The San Francisco Airport

This is the terminal: the light
Gives perfect vision, false and hard;
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2.
Alone

I, one who never speaks,
Listened days in summer trees,
Each day a rustling leaf.
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3.
A Song In Passing

Where am I now? And what
Am I to say portends?
Death is but death, and not
The most obtuse of ends.
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4.
Dark Spring

My mother
Foresaw deaths
And walked among
Chrysanthemums,
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5.
Sonnet To The Moon

Now every leaf, though colorless, burns bright
With disembodied and celestial light,
And drops without a movement or a sound
A pillar of darkness to the shifting ground.
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6.
By The Road To The Air Base

The calloused grass lies hard
Against the cracking plain:
Life is a grayish stain;
The salt-marsh hems my yard.
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7.
The Empty Hills

The grandeur of deep afternoons,
The pomp of haze on marble hills,
Where every white-walled villa swoons
Through violence that heat fulfills,
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8.
Song

Where I walk out
to meet you on the
cloth of burning
fields
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9.
An October Nocturne

The night was faint and sheer;
Immobile, road and dune.
Then, for a moment, clear,
A plane moved past the moon.
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10.
Moonrise

The branches,
jointed, pointing
up and out, shine
out like brass.
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