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