Poetics and Poetry Discussion


Is there a book you just read, a piece of poetry news or a reading you just heard that you want to talk about? Here's the place to start a conversation.
Post a message

Click here to list all messages

Robart Frocheart Male, 34, United States (10/25/2013 1:21:00 PM)

(This massage was posted as a reply to that message)

Simplicity
For Haydee Lange

The garden gate is opened
as easily as a turned page
questioned by a regular devotion
and once inside, our gazes
have no need to fix on objects
that already exist completely in memory.
I am familiar with the customs and the souls
and that dialectic of allusions
which any gathering of humans weaves.
I need not speak
nor claim false privileges;
those who surround me here know me well,
know well my afflictions and my weakness.
That is to attain the highest thing,
what will perhaps be given us by heaven:
not veneration or victories,
but simply to be accepted
as part of an undeniable Reality,
like stones and trees.

To post a reply to this message, click here
Replies for this message:

 

  • Robart Frocheart (10/25/2013 1:26:00 PM) Post reply

    The translation is by Stephen Kessler. Also I failed to capitalize Heaven....probably not Freudian though....huh?

[Hata Bildir]