An Evening's Entertainment

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Selected poems from a lifetime of published and unpublished poems by poet and translator William Elliott.Poems include:Deeper DarkThere is a dark deeperThan shadows' darkness:Remember the airBlanketing the pagesIn a closed book, whereDarkness is utter.Pointed OutA covey of quailFlushed from my brainFlutter to new coverHere in the bramble of a poem,Pretty well-camouflaged.What Distance GrewAbove the vacant lot streetlights arrangedThe night in floating parallelograms;Light licked along the wires, our voicesGreeted...
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Overview

Selected poems from a lifetime of published and unpublished poems by poet and translator William Elliott.Poems include:Deeper DarkThere is a dark deeperThan shadows' darkness:Remember the airBlanketing the pagesIn a closed book, whereDarkness is utter.Pointed OutA covey of quailFlushed from my brainFlutter to new coverHere in the bramble of a poem,Pretty well-camouflaged.What Distance GrewAbove the vacant lot streetlights arrangedThe night in floating parallelograms;Light licked along the wires, our voicesGreeted there and quarreled horizontallyBetween embarrassed poles, beyond the lights'Dominion. Beside a lake, above a hill,Ravens wrapped their claws around our costlyQuarreling and never knew what distanceGrew within their tight objective grasp.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933769479
  • Publisher: Level 4 Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William I. Elliott first arrived in Japan in 1960 to teach literature at Kanto Gakuin University. Hehas published seven books of poems and hasco-translated twenty-five volumes of Japanese poetry. Awards include TSL-sponsored Sasagawa Prize and American Book Award.
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