Midwinter Day

Midwinter Day

Bernadette Mayer


might be Bernadette Mayer's maximum paintings, Midwinter Day was once written on December 22, 1978, at a hundred major road, Lenox, Massachusetts. "Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley famous, "is an epic poem a couple of day-by-day routine." A poem in six components, Midwinter Day takes us from awakening and rising from goals throughout the complete day-morning, afternoon, night, night-to desires back: ". . . a simple creation to modes of affection and reason/Then to finish i suppose with love, a mode to this wintry weather season/Now I've acknowledged this love it's all i will be able to remember/Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December//Welcome sunlight, finally with thy softer light/That takes the chew from wintry weather weather/And weaves the random fabric of existence together/And drives away the lengthy black night!"

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