Beautiful Lesson of the I: poems by Frances Brent

By Frances Brent

The attractive Lesson of the I is a suite of finely made poems through an complete poet. it is going to present the student and the scholar of poetry, in addition to the reader trying to find the straightforward pleasures of poetic perception authentically felt. Frances Brent’s poems have seemed within the New Yorker, Notre Dame evaluate, Yale evaluate, and in lots of different journals. Her paintings is understood for its delicacy and aspect, evoking either the Symbolists and a few of the Asian poets who encouraged them. She comprises may possibly Swenson between her affects, too; like Swenson, Brent usually steadies her gaze at the fabric international, delighting in its humor in addition to its occasional horror.

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20] EGG The egg is decorating itself with gold. The gold, gliding around the surfaces, becoming ready for its own unwinding. [21] EGGS IN A BASKET Those eggs aren’t large and cold or white as the two I hold in my hand, but speckled brown or painted like the five blue eggs in the antique dealer’s sunken stall. Gilded hair’s breadth cracks are strung along the surfaces of shell. [22] FIGURE AND MOTH The Dutch painters record how the pupil of the eye accommodates to the candle’s crack of light at the door: burnished-brown miniature cloud surrounding the miniature gold crown of the tallow.

Sea rhythms scoop against the bedlam. Columbine (glancing at the red and white painted clown): “I don’t know what to do! ” Harlequin bashes Pierrot with a wooden stick. Wrapped in his loneliness, Pierrot rolls on the ground like an egg. ” The air fills with alternating bells of finger cymbals. ” asks Mouse.

When he gallops, I pump the burden of his girth. Hooves slogging mud become the spongy flow of blood through the heart’s valve. Afterwards, I put my face to the iridescent horseflesh. [30] I N FA N T The sagging skin of the infant hangs on its skeleton like folds of worn burlap. A knee bends in an athlete’s pose and the colorless organs bulge beneath the flower. [31] MAN AND DEMONS He drew whimsical soldiers with escape in mind. Lowered his sleeve to the latticed skin of a pond. The heart beneath his burlap shirt grew inflamed in grief.

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