The apparition of these faces in the crowd...) riding the bullet train the view passes by so fast it is either a blur they say or —like night lightning strobes the raindrops to a stop in midair in that soundless moment— maybe from the train you can glimpse waiting there one of those famous petals stopped still in midair holding its wave to you in place. write us and tell us if this is so.
Excerpted from To See the Earth Before the End of the World, (c) 2010 by Wesleyan University Press. Used with permission of the publisher.
C.D. Wright has described Roberson's work as "lyric poetry of meticulous design and lasting emotional significance"
Date Published: 2010-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/nolan