Monday, October 17, 2011

untitled poem dated September 27, 1965 by Larry Eigner

                                                       September 27  65      #  j  q  '

blackbirds and sparows
             what a mess
       garbage from the apple tree
                   the dog noses
                the birds swerve in the wind

                 branches    flowers
                      now sunlight impounds shadows

                     there's my own chimney
                                  which was about to smoke

                          the birds come back     more crumbs
                               have been tossed out for them

                                           a dying leaf is a wing

Source of the text - The Collected Poems of Larry Eigner, Volume 2, edited by Curtis Faville and Robert Grenier.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009, p. 672.

Bourguignomicon: Parallel phrases (blackbirds… & branches…, or wind & wing) allow form to settle gently on a flow of dailiness as if seen for the first time.

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