Poem for August 19

August 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Excerpt from SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE (1978)

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Numerous singularities

slight stutter
a short letter

embrace at departure

body backward
in a tremendous forward direction

house and host

vanished.

 

-Susan Howe, from Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974 – 1979 (New Directions, 1996)

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