National Poetry Month 13

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National Poetry Month 13

  1. 1. Long after Hopkins Brian Teare 13 April 09 http://www.creationsbydawn.net/pi/tutorials/owl-picture.jpg
  2. 2. Long after Hopkins Nothing at dusk, lord, but dust and road to keep it. The field kneels under white pines, umbra the edge to whom this is addressed : a mind part fern, part birch : two turkeys slowly S-ing their necks through inflorescence, arrangement more precise than what light leaves fields : painterly flowers more color than picture, more words for color than tint : alizarin or violet, you could write goldenrod, write cornflower, but Queen Anne's lace still hems the low horizon. Faith, what is it abides, what's left of pastoral Continued……. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20666
  3. 3. Long after Hopkins but unreality. Ask artifice. Ask ornament. Go ahead and ask : what principle animates the natural : owl pink Lady's Slipper orchid white-tailed deer woodchuck : is it only what's visible that's knowable. Twenty dandelions gone to seed; tent worms slung in the articulated tree; what's tiresome : mind unanswered, writing to supply scaffolds to hold up scenery, nothing but queries and plywood, string strung to a high struck bell auguring : it's too late to see a third turkey left headless, wreck of feathers the owl scared, scattered in grass - http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20666
  4. 4. Brian Teare Brian Teare is the recipient of Stegner, NEA, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, and winner of the 2003 Brittingham Prize and the 2004 Triangle Award for Gay Poetry. His poetry and criticism have appeared in Ploughshares, Boston Review, Verse, How2 and Seneca Review, among other journals. He lives in Oakland, CA, and teaches at the California College of Arts. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20666
  5. 5. National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media — to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
  6. 6. THANK YOU Presentation by Neelima http://www.slideshare.net/Neelima.A

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