By Robert Wrigley
A strong new assortment from an award-winning poet.
on the center of Robert Wrigley's new ebook are the fears that locate us on the darkest instances and the hopes we upward thrust to every morning. those poems discover that time the place the sacred and the profane come jointly, that position of attractiveness contained in the ugly and the ugly within what's attractive. The legislation of nature, the commandments of capitalism, and the principles of struggle are remodeled into songs of longing, patriotism, and dissent; we're additionally reminded of the grace living within the glimpse of a horse less than a whole moon or the preserved lock of a lover's hair. Elegiac and lyrical, playful and indignant, Beautiful Country bargains a imaginative and prescient of a rustic that's unflinching, not easy, and generous.
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Contraptions spin my head, numerals count my numb days. My tongue wraps around comfortable words. My best dream is floating from number to number, but between two are more. Infinity in a moment. indb 25 Romantic Love: from Heartaches to Celebrations 25 8/18/2010 11:45:40 AM Miriam Hammel Entropy She said that entropy would prove itself, what did she allude to? Did she insinuate her earth had reached its end, or that, like the universe it constantly would grow and never end. Or did she try to indicate that man is powerless against his destiny, or did she mean to say that all is chance?
Therefore we meet in the absence (since the circumference of a circle is the sum of contiguous points which can each be considered a point of contact).
I’ll grant thee random access to my heart, Thou’lt tell me all the constants of thy love; And so we two shall all love’s lemmas prove, And in our bound partition never part. For what did Cauchy know, or Christoffel, Or Fourier, or any Boole or Euler, Wielding their compasses, their pens and rulers, Of thy supernal sinusoidal spell? Cancel me not—for what then shall remain? Abscissas some mantissas, modules, modes, A root or two, a torus and a node: The inverse of my verse, a null domain. Ellipse of bliss, converge, O lips divine!
Beautiful Country by Robert Wrigley