- 1. Year's End
The state cracked where they left your breath
No longer instrument. Along the shore
The sand ripped up, and the newer blood
Streaked like a vein to every monument.
- 2. Girl At Midnight
Then walk the floor, or twist upon your bed
While bullets, cold and blind, rush backward from the targetâ??s eye,
And say, â??I will not dream that dream again. I will not dream
Of long-spent whispers vanishing down corridors
- 3. A Distance From The Sea
To Ernest Brace
"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was
about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto
- 4. Problems Of A Journalist
â??I want to get away somewhere and re-read Proust,â?
Said an editor of Fortune to a man on Time.
But the fire roared and died, the phoenix quacked like a goose,
And all roads to the country fray like shawls
- 5. Interregnum
Butcher the evil millionaire, peasant,
And leave him stinking in the square.
Torture the chancellor. Leave the ambassador
Strung by his thumbs from the pleasant
- 6. La Vita Nuova
Last summer, in the blue heat,
Over the beach, in the burning air,
A legless beggar lurched on calloused fists
To where I waited with the sun-dazed birds.
- 7. Testimonies
â??Others at their porches ...â?
â??I baited bears and prayed. The Queen