Kingdom of the Instant: Poems


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Many of the poems in Kingdom of the Instant attend to a particular moment to the individual existing in one place at the time life is lived. Some of them, like Keeping Time, are urgent, even ominous ( To be there with it, tock to its tick, mud / to its chink ). In others, the approach to the instant is dilatory, relaxed, as in one of the long poems, Ten Sighs from a Sabbatical ( Let loose. Lists into ashes. Tasks into stones ). The poet also addresses natural history and the environment; religiosity, the history and ...

Kingdom of the Instant: Poems 2002, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618224173