Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
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April 17, 2017 - 3:06pm
The classic landscapes of dreams are not
More pathless, though footprints leading nowhere
Would seem to prove that a people once
Survived for a little even here.
Fragments of a pathetic culture
Remain, the lost mittens of children,
And a single, bright de-tasseled snow-cap,
Evidence of some frantic migration.
The landmarks are gone. Nevertheless
There is something familiar about this country,
Slowly now we begin to recal
The terrible whispers of our elders
Falling softly about our ears
In childhood, never believed till now.
April 14, 2017 - 1:26pm
A man with some authentic worries
And with many vain and silly ones,
I am well-schooled in sleeplessness;
I know it from the inside out.
I breathe, and I know what's at stake.
But still sometimes I'm sane and sound,
However heart and head may ache;
I go to sleep when I lie down.
With no determined care to breathe,
I breathe and live and sleep and take
A sabbath from my weariness.
I rest in an unasking trust
Like clouds and ponds and stones and trees.
The long-arising Day will break
If I should die before I wake.
April 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Really Short Poems of A.R. Ammons
the tree shadows, accelerating,
shot them back into infinity:
returned from the other
infinity and the
shadows caught ground
and through the morning, slowing,
hardened into noon.