Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets)
Of movement 30 Absolute 0 32 You 34 Emissary 36 discussion 38 Homeric Turns forty three Three The Bridge fifty nine Politics sixty one Angel sixty four The Open Door sixty five Grace sixty six Spooky motion at a Distance sixty eight Phantom 70 Saint Christopher seventy one no matter what Else They’re making a song seventy two Scatter seventy four solar seventy five The now not Lord seventy six Acknowledgments thankful acknowledgment is due the editors of the subsequent magazines and journals, the place a few of these poems first seemed: Atlantic per month: “Wave” At size: “Homeric Turns”.
39 Two Homeric Turns 1. think of all of it as songs, ours and theirs, And theirs composed of 1 excessive word, too excessive For us to listen to, and performed so continuously, so Uninterruptedly that they themselves not pay attention it, in the event that they ever may well. And ours, its crooked passage up and down the size of feeling, unexpected and fated, notice vanishing once performed, and performed via vanishing into the tune it's— How may well it no longer astound them, air, simply air Resisting air, inflected with the sound Of.
And notwithstanding the child kicked And kicked to suppose the fireplace far and wide him, forty three Kicking with all his may perhaps to get loose because the flames rose, she simply smiled at his energy And gripped him tighter and wouldn't enable cross. forty four 2. The gods snicker, that’s what they’re stable at, guffawing. They snicker on the crippled god, his reduced in size legs, His hobbling, and his mom, in a bit Shadow play of anguish on the sight of him, Her crippled child laughs the loudest, after which Laughs even louder whilst she hurls him.
decided, who could struggle freed from The paper after which under it at the sill, With forefeet glued jointly, and nonetheless rainy With glue, for hours might mop the gummed head with The very gum it attempted to mop away. occasionally I’d pencil a circle round one after which come again later to determine if he bought fresh And bought away. yet nobody ever did, Or if he did he simply obtained an inch Or so past the tiny winner’s circle Of my recognition earlier than I’d brush him off Into the pile of the opposite as soon as nice combatants Filling.
giggling, what may possibly she do yet snort and provides him what she had, shaking her head, constantly the great game, even supposing he spotted how her hand used to be trembling whilst she took his and the way it trembled as they walked away, a bit speedier now, and saved on trembling even whereas she attempted to chortle the whole lot off, guffawing as though to maintain within her hand what she allowed basically her hand to consider. And if her trembling hand relieved him of the necessity to say I advised you so, so he may easily be there, strolling with.