The Luxury of Hesitation [excerpt from The Proof from Motion]
things forgotten I could burn in hell forever set the glass down, our emotion's moment eyes vs sunlight how removed here, from here towards the unfamiliar and frankincense forests against the discerning light everybody sudden frightful indeed, the sound of traffic and no appetite the crowd I would like to be beautiful when written
From Several Gravities by Keith Waldrop. Copyright © 2009 by Keith Waldrop. Used by permission of Siglio Press. All rights reserved.
Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Selected Poemsi (Omnidawn, 2016), as well as translations of contemporary French poets.
Date Published: 2009-01-01
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