Bill Knott Light Poems

  • 1.
    -to S.

    The light lay in shreds across the bed,
    only your waking could make it whole;
    ...
  • 2.
    I don't dare speak too loudly,
    some timbres could be fatal--

    that string is not too strong
    ...
  • 3.
    'My age, my beast!' - Osip Mandelstam

    On the lips a taste of tolling we are blind
    The light drifts like dust over faces
    ...
  • 4.
    Meadow of matchsticks,
    soon to be rekindled
    by Spring the incendiary.

    ...
  • 5.
    Like all children, you were a de facto
    Member of the Flat Earth Society,
    Believing nothing but what you could see
    Or touch or whatever sense led act to
    ...
  • 6.
    At your light side trees shy
    A kneeling enters them


    ...
  • 7.
    At your light side trees shy
    A kneeling enters them


    ...
  • 8.
    'My age, my beast!' - Osip Mandelstam

    On the lips a taste of tolling we are blind
    The light drifts like dust over faces
    ...
Total 8 Light Poems by Bill Knott

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