An Explanation of America (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets)


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From An Explanation of America

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.

Title:: An Explanation of America (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets)


Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1979-08-01

ISBN Number:: 0691013608

ISBN Number: 13: 9780691013602

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607107017