Sunday, July 24, 2011

Verse of the Day - George Oppen

If It All Went up in Smoke by George Oppen

that smoke

would remain

the forever
savage country poem's light borrowed

light of the landscape and one's footprints praise
from distance

in the close
crowd all

that is strange the sources
the wells the poem begins

neither in word
nor meaning but the small

selves haunting
us in the stones and is less

always than that help me I am
of that people the grass

blades touch
and touch in their small

distances the poem

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