1. Chris Lott
    Chris Lott April 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm .

    This poem has been in my "to blog about" queue– glad to see it noted here. It saddens me to think of how much (potential) wonderful poetry is lost from writers absorbed in poetry as politics or experiment. This single poem is worth everything else I've read of Perelman combined.

  2. Bob King
    Bob King April 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm .

    Thanks, Joe, for posting this. It&#39;s delicate and powerful at the same time. Sometimes I &#39;give up&#39; on a particular poet because I&#39;m so damn old I don&#39;t have all that much time left. Glad you don&#39;t (give up).<br />Bob King

  3. Andrew Shields
    Andrew Shields April 7, 2010 at 8:19 am .

    That is a beauty; thanks for sharing it.<br /><br />I have often been struck by this: avant-garde or experimental poets can suddenly write something pretty straightforward and extremely powerful when they are moved to tears.<br /><br />(In my aggressive moments, I think it means that they are poets who don&#39;t really have anything to write about other than their &quot;experiments&quot;

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