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By Frances Brent

The gorgeous Lesson of the I is a set of finely made poems through an comprehensive poet. it is going to present the coed and the scholar of poetry, in addition to the reader trying to find the easy pleasures of poetic perception authentically felt. Frances Brent’s poems have seemed within the New Yorker, Notre Dame evaluation, Yale overview, and in lots of different journals. Her paintings is understood for its delicacy and element, evoking either the Symbolists and a few of the Asian poets who encouraged them. She comprises could Swenson between her impacts, too; like Swenson, Brent usually steadies her gaze at the fabric international, delighting in its humor in addition to its occasional horror.

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I look for the coil— little muscles of abdomen— Ghost cat sinks in the way cutouts disappear on the painted dish with delicacies the way I wish to thank down-in-thesoil. [50] RELIC DREAM Wading in a shallow crook of the river, pilgrims surround the relic raised on a palanquin— It’s a fine piece of carved wood, oiled, perfumed, full of weight, shaped roughly like a human foot or phallus— a wooden boat—that’s how to bathe a god, gently and solemnly, the way to bathe an infant, for the first time in the object world.

42] THUNDERMOUTH a hand puppet My hand fits inside the open gray house of his body. My thumb and fingers poke bashfully through the rag hollow. That is my pointer in the tunnel that leads to the lopsided mass of his plaster head, his face, the pencil and water marks rubbed at the corner, unrepaired cowlick, clouded and wandering blue-white of his eyes— Here is the shapeless messenger at the immense door I will open quietly. [43] TREE The tree is a stick with two lines, a triangle of the lungs releasing breath.

33] THE PLACE WHERE I HARBOR ANGER I’m in a miniature sailboat: the sea is shallow, the air pellucid. I can smell the green grass coloring the base of a scallop shell. It sways gently out of perspective and no one can hear for the shouting. [34] P O R C E L A I N B L U E B O AT Nothing is this water broken by my eagerness. Tangled string now what have I done? Silence engine at the bottom of the glass. Flat tin voice of the deaf. [35] R A I N O N T H E M O U N TA I N The mountain is a mirror of the stranger’s anatomy, the organs roped together.

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