An Explanation of America (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets)

Robert Pinsky

Published by Princeton University Press, 1979
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From An Explanation of America:
LAIR


Robert Pinsky
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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.

Review: [An] ambitious and immensely likable long poem . . . a poem which--a rare thing--seems to combine intimacy and authority. (The New York Times Book Review)

Wise and compassionate. . . . It is one of the most readable long poems in recent memory, graspable by all.---Kenneth Funsten, The Los Angeles Times

I can't imagine anyone who, after reading An Explanation of America, wouldn't want to return to it again and again.---William H. Pritchard, Poetry

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Title: An Explanation of America (Princeton Series ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Good

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