seven sections denoted by xxx 1 "The last yes." 2 a description of escaping in winter while time seems to dissolve 3 "And then- my shawl draped over you- ending my mirrors." 4 asphodel 5 "Just as I saw the spiral wreck of human love and all that's human," a quote from the fresnch writer/artist of polish descent Guillame Apollinaire 6 a nost about how Husband of Water would be a good title for a chapbook 7 "I never knew there could be so many things I did not want," a quote of Socrates
typed draft of "Ghazal" from volume The Country without a Post Office
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GHAZAL Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell tonight before you agonize him in farewell tonight? Pale hands thatg once loved me beside the Shalimar: Whom else from rapture’s road will you expel tonight? I‘ Those “Fabrics of Cashmere——” “to make Me beautiful——” “Trinket”—-to gem——”Me to adorn——How tell”-—tonight? I beg for haven: Prisons, let open your gates—— A refugee from Belief seeks a cell tonight. God’s vintage loneliness has turned to vinegar—— All the archangels——their wings f...
GHAZAL for Anthony Lacavaro I say This, after all, is the trick of it all when suddenly you say, "Arabic of it all." / After Algebra there was Geomeftry——and then Calculus—— But I'd already failed the arithmetic of it all. White men across the U.S. love their wives‘ curries—- I say 0 No! to the turmeric of it all. "Suicide represents . . . a privileged moment. Then what keeps you——and me--from being sick of it all? The telephones work, but I'm still cut off from you. ...
short poem about a body breaking under the night sky, and the flowers and stars that surround the scence, a short poem about the cries coming from a grandmother's house, then excerpts or early drafting from his poem "I Dream I am the Only Passenger on Flight 423 to Srinagar"
two parts, a short narrative of running away and losing everything and getting lost forever titled Kidnapper, followed by a short note on the debate of Tolstoy v. Dostoevsky "If I wish to change the world, I will read Tolstoy. But when the world still gives away after every change, I will read Dostoevsky."