Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

September 21, 2008

A Poem Moves Forward…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 1:39 pm

A poem moves forward,

        Like the passages and percussions of trains in progress

        A pattern of recurrence, a hammer of repetitive




         a slow less and less heard

         low thunder under all passengers



Steel sounds tripping and tripled and

Grinding, revolving, gripping, turning, and returning

as the flung carpet of the wide countryside spreads out on

              each side in billows…




                                from “The Journey of a Poem Compared to

                                          All The Sad Variety of Travel”

                                by  Delmore Schwartz (1962)

                                           included in Last and Lost Poems

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