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Poems
Author: Alvin Feinman

ISBN: 9780691602592
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 17 January 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5
Description:


This volume of Alvin Feinman's poems presents a highly praised earlier work, Preambles and Other Poems, combined with more recent poems. Of Preambles Alan Tate wrote, "This is a remarkable first book. . . . there is an acute and subtle sensibility at work. 'Pilgrim Heights' is one of the best poems by an American that I have seen in many years.' ".

From "Pilgrim Heights"

Something, something, the heart here

Misses, something it knows it needs

Unable to bless--the wind passes;

A swifter shadow sweeps the reeds,

The heart a colder contrast brushes.

So this fool, face-forward, belly

Pressed among the rushes, plays out

His pulse to the dune's long slant

Down from blue to bluer element,

The bold encompassing drink of air

And namelessness, a length compound

Of want and oneness the shore's mumbling

Distantly tells--something a wing's

Dry pivot stresses, ...

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