Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Wesleyan University Press
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I from The Lost Pilot (1967)
II from The Oblivion Ha-Ha (1970)
III from Hints to Pilgrims (1971)
IV from Absences (1972)
V from Hottentot Ossuary (1974)
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I looked grotesque, covered with lice and strange purple roses. A hot bath would be just the thing! I was generous with patchouli myself, I leapt in a high arch, beautiful form throughout the en bottom to this damned tub! I entered the scalding waters like a fresh torpedo, arms stretched, head tucked, feet swept smoothly ...
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Where are the heroes of the rain? There's a live one carrying a idea where he's going to put it. Ah, for the days of robust anar sunken keys of the universe, all headlines contained in his veins. That's nearly impossible, isn't it? Beneath each hawthorn tree sits tuckered out, that really took it out of him. It is the American ...
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...ing team of white Cadillacs, white hounds in a lost pool of white aerials switching the night into miracles, miracles of green fiery spew, circle her brilliant black curls! Ash, marble, flame, 0 de tective hummingbird: She's filled with the desire to stand abso lutely still! Just now a messenger arrives in fantastic disarray, ...
The Hostile Philharmonic Orchestra
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...little efficiency apartment in Philly with three other girls. She times a year, though she did not refrain from seeing other boys. Bruce. Joe had a piece of land all picked out should he someday acquire a wife: he would build the house himself, he had always committing fornication last night ... at the Philharmonic." The ...
VI from Viper Jazz (1976)
A Voyage from Stockholm to Take Advantage of Lower Prices on the Finnish Island of Aland
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...hair into this special caveman fright-wig. I've done as much as one hour of all-stops-pulled Bacchic, Dionysian celebration and revolution of this great dull life, so fascinating it hypnotizes you and then puts you to sleep, only to never know the ending. It's they were excavations in the City Center, listen to music as if it ...
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...gorgeous set of tits. It was noon, hot as hell outside. So I said what the hell, paid my $2.50 and went in. Got a seat all by myself right in the middle. The curtain opens: there's the same poster by itself in the middle of the stage. I sat there sweating. Finally decided to get the hell out of there. It was still noon, hot as hell ...
VII from Riven Doggeries (1979)
The Responsible Romance
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...the smirking crocodiles. Now and again one of them slid from the charm I traveled the islands, stopping in dumpy hotels in search in Auckland, a mustard seed clutched in my fist, foiled at last in extinct instrument. Footfalls. That face, I know it: it is the class in this infernal jungle, nine thousand miles and twenty-five years ...
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Jesus got up one day a little later than usual. He had been dream back, skin falling off. But he wasn't afraid of that. It was a beau tiful day. How 'bout some coffee? Don't mind if I do. Take a little ...
VIII from Constant Defender (1983)
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...all are clenched against a teatime eventuality, the progenitors nailed to the sidedoor of a photograph to ward off, what was it, ...
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...sea lilies, I sit here at the window and gaze back at the waiters My grandfather also said, "The brightness of the colors is said to depend upon the emotions of the insect. What a beautiful way the wings of the male are velvety black and those of the female are smoky in color, with a distinct white stigmata spot on the tip ...
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...the suddener you'll be back." Rotten and lazy, I carried a gun. and its central motif would be the mat the author was sitting on and a lifetime of witnessing, were struggling. I know there are ...
IX from Reckoner (1986)
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Jelka's profile decorates the doorway to my secret architecture. Jelka's profile chaffs at its own imposture, and the indirection cast out my throes." Jelka's profile, 0 the asymmetry of it all! She staggers now, and attempts to install a puzzle in her smile. felt like suede. Her slippers, too, were antique, blessed things ...
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Though, fortunately, observations on bees living in the tropics who were really six feet tall like myself, or even eight feet tall, ...
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...change their lives? And what do they think of us, as neighbors, ...
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...randah of my little hut-on-stilts. A ship was passing, the air was that crawled out by moonlight to lay their eggs. I no longer re sea, like an overtone of eerie applause, the clapping of the palms ing outside the little Catholic church, Stella Maris, "Star of the Sea." The priest stood before me, a beaten, disheveled man with ...
About the Author
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Missouri. He is the author of The Lost Pilot (1967), The Oblivion Reckoner (1986), and Distance from Loved Ones (1990). He teaches ISBN 0-8195-2190-6 (alk. paper). -ISBN 0-8195-1192-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) ...
Page Count: 250
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Series