An Explanation of America
By (author) Robert Pinsky
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Explanation of America by Robert Pinsky
Book DescriptionFrom 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691013602
(216mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1979
Country of Publication: United States
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