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About this Poem 

“Burial” by Robert McAlmon first appeared in McAlmon’s first collection, Explorations (1921).


Robert McAlmon, 1895 - 1956
Geometry is a perfect religion, 
Axiom after axiom:
One proves a way into infinity
And logic makes obeisance at command. 

Outside of the triangle, cubes, and polystructures 
There is restless pummeling, pounding and taunting. 
The end is diffused into channels
Every step into eternity—and steps are endless.

This poem is in the public domain.

This poem is in the public domain.

Robert McAlmon