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    I'm thinking we need a new poet, one with less a prolific output to choose from.

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    This elegant poem is third in a group of four short poems, designated "Portovenere". It's short lines are

    reminiscent of Rilke but perhaps this is the after effect of translation.

    from Collected Poems, 1920-1954
    [Revised Bilingual Edition, translated and annotated
    by Jonathan Galassi]

    {Portovenere, group of four poems}

    (pp 50-51)

    There the Tritone surges
    into the breakers lapping
    a Christian temple's floor,
    and every coming hour
    is ancient. Every doubt
    is taken by the hand
    like a little friend.

    No one ever eyes himself
    or listens for his own voice there.
    .....

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    Sorry... I've been tied up with familial issues: strep throat, a father-in-law in the hospital, family obligations over the holiday, and now my wife in surgery. I'd like to explore a couple other poems before moving on. I'll try to post over the next few days.
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    How about this:

    from House by the Sea

    Here the journey ends:
    in these petty cares dividing
    a soul no longer able to protest
    now minutes implacable, regular
    as the flywheel on a pump.
    One turn: a rumble of water rushing.
    Second turn: more water, occasional creakings.

    Here the journey ends, on this shore
    probed by slow, assiduous tides.
    Only a sluggish haze reveals
    the sea woven with troughs
    by the mild breezes: hardly ever
    in that dead calm
    does spiny Corsica or Capraia loom
    through islands of migratory air.
    ...

    My journey ends on these shores
    eroded by the to-and-fro of the tides.
    Your heedless heart, so near, may even now
    be lifting sail for the eternities.

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    [The following is a preliminary list of poets for the vote on the next round of poetry bookclub: Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg , Medbh McGuckian, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Earle Birney, Anne Herbert, Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (Adunis), Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Anne Carson and Boris Pasternak]

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    How we going to do this? Everyone pick 3 again? Or are we going to do everyone list them from most favored to least favored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quasimodo1 View Post
    [The following is a preliminary list of poets for the vote on the next round of poetry bookclub: Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg , Medbh McGuckian, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Earle Birney, Anne Herbert, Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (Adunis), Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Anne Carson and Boris Pasternak]
    Oh, I'm feelin' the Russian on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayneverhave View Post
    Oh, I'm feelin' the Russian on this one.
    Definately.
    I would be interested in posting a piece, does it requre anything vividly?
    Where art thou?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBI View Post
    How we going to do this? Everyone pick 3 again? Or are we going to do everyone list them from most favored to least favored?
    Good queston. Quasi, how do we do this? Would you want me to set up a poll? That will require a new thread, I think.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

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    Virgil, How about you run the vote on this group and a new thread would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quasimodo1 View Post
    Virgil, How about you run the vote on this group and a new thread would be great.
    Oh I'm just seeing this now. Will do, sir. *snaps to attention and salutes*

    Edit: Before I do so, I need to understand something. Are we allowed one vote per person or can you vote for as many as you wish. I don't think the system allows you to only vote for three? We can go with unlimited and have a genteman's (and lady's ) to limit your voting to three. What should I do Quasi?
    Last edited by Virgil; 12-25-2008 at 11:36 PM.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

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    Um i need some help if anyone's interested :33

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