By Donald Revell
Poems from the indestructible desert of yankee phrases and silences.
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Snow fed the animals. Their eyes we named for flowers also. Page 28 A Clasp Below the shapeliness of every hand exposed in error of the hand's strength ache the usual ligature and tendon inflamed by injustice made, allowed. At Epiphany, hand- made civil traffic steals through town. Hilarious and undemocratic is every miracle. Ache and error, ache and correction strive as usual, unshaped in the disguise of angels. Page 29 Once Divided In prayer, the open hand collapses. The surface of the lake is nearly ice, and even without it the wind destroys silence in the only tree.
Page 18 3. Many find immediate rest and human things exempt from harm. Seeds and sparkles all blaze again. But even a famous man may not oblige jailers, so wild a race has superstition run. If any two tasted once remedy for loneliness, calamity remains. Laws are imposed. Cure of disease crept into the best part of human society. Page 19 4. I trust to protect tables, astronomy, and the unconjugal mind not to suffer. Words declare no expression. Mind hangs off, closing proportion. Preposterous to have made provisions while I dreamed.
A calf defecating onto the sleeping head of another calf instructed me the useless distinction intervening a desert of joy a desert of defilement. It was no dream. On such a night, the stars pour down soil through their names. My ambition was at once to stop the river upstanding the open sea refusing all surfeits. Page 4 2. Remember unequivocally the instance of mercy, never prayer. The grammar makes deep channels and useful islands, the overthrow of swimmers recurring, undisguised. Mercy remains aloft.
There are three: poems by Donald Revell