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Paradise Lost Book 5: An Epitome

Higgledy piggeldy Archangel Rafael, Speaking of Satan’s re- Bellion from God: “Chap was decidedly Turgiversational, Given to lewdness and Rodomontade.”


We have set out from here for the sublime Pastures of summer shade and mountain stream; I have no doubt […]

Curriculum Vitae

As though it were reluctant to be day, …….Morning deploys a scale …….Of rarities in gray, And winter settles down […]

A Hill

In Italy, where this sort of thing can occur, I had a vision once – though you understand It was […]

Lot's Wife

How simple the pleasures of those childhood days, Simple but filled with exquisite satisfactions. The iridescent labyrinth of the spider, […]

Third Avenue In Sunlight

Third Avenue in sunlight. Nature’s error. Already the bars are filled and John is there. Beneath a plentiful lady over […]

A Letter

I have been wondering What you are thinking about, and by now suppose It is certainly not me. But the […]

More Light! More Light!

For Heinrich Blucher and Hannah Arendt Composed in the Tower before his execution These moving verses, and being brought at […]

The Transparent Man

I’m mighty glad to see you, Mrs. Curtis, And thank you very kindly for this visit Especially now when all […]

The End Of The Weekend

A dying firelight slides along the quirt Of the cast iron cowboy where he leans Against my father’s books. The […]


Against the enormous rocks of a rough coast The ocean rams itself in pitched assault And spastic rage to which […]

Saul And David

It was a villainous spirit, snub-nosed, foul Of breath, thick-taloned and malevolent, That squatted within him wheresoever he went …….And […]

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