Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Rob Halpern

Check out the following poem by Rob Halpern @ A Tonalist Notes where he engages in some of the ideas in Robert Duncan's “essay in essential autobiography”


Let me give you an illusion of not grieving.


[the place of future action
— being choked inside a tube]

being a question of place, and it always is—

so vehicular and roomy where my feet are
tanks arrived inside this way of picturing
tall things go on lurching — limbs macerate
in parks, counter the impossible tense

of our own white floors imputing unrelated
bodies extracted by the thousands, amassing
in a vault — more...


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