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An Explanation of America
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An Explanation of America

by Robert Pinsky
 

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ISBN-10: 0691013608

ISBN-13: 9780691013602

Pub. Date: 08/01/1979

Publisher: Princeton University Press

From An Explanation of America:

LAIR

Robert Pinsky

Inexhaustible, delicate, as if

Without source or medium, daylight

Undoes the mind; the infinite,

Empty actual is too bright,

Scattering to where the road

Whispers, through a mile of woods …

Later, how quiet the house is:

Dusk-like and refined,

The sweet

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From An Explanation of America:

LAIR

Robert Pinsky

Inexhaustible, delicate, as if

Without source or medium, daylight

Undoes the mind; the infinite,

Empty actual is too bright,

Scattering to where the road

Whispers, through a mile of woods …

Later, how quiet the house is:

Dusk-like and refined,

The sweet Phoebe-note

Piercing from the trees;

The calm globe of the morning,

Things to read or to write

Ranged on a table; the brain

A dark, stubborn current that breathes

Blood, a deaf wadding,

The hands feeding it paper

And sensations of wood or metal

On its own terms. Trying to read

I persist a while, finish the recognition

By my breath of a dead giant's breath—

Stayed by the space of a rhythm,

Witnessing the blue gulf of the air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691013602
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1979
Series:
Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,325,812
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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