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After: Poems

After: Poems
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Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
Release date: 20 February 2007
ISBN-10 : 0060779195 | ISBN-13: 9780060779191
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Read in 2014 (105 books items)

"Excerpt from "After" "The untranslatable thought must be the most precise. Yet words are not the end of thought, they are where it begins." "Flowering Vetch" "Each of the tragedies can be read as the tale of a single ripening self, every character part of one soul. The comedies can be included in this as well. Often the flaw is a flaw of self-knowledge; sometimes greed. For this reason the comic glint of a school of herring leads to no plot line, we cannot imagine a tragedy of donkeys or bees"


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100 Favorite Books of Poetry (100 books items)

""Downed Branch" I wanted to be intimate to my own life. What came were the many eating their way through the tree. Night of no wind, the grass littered with unripe apples. The limb fell hard. It was not the weight of the apples but the many eating, even on the ground still eating, anonymous and steady. Someone else could name them, genus, species. Someone else could feel for the affection. I wanted the intimate knowledge they had of the tree. Wanted their simple and ruinous hunger, made withou"


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