Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 7, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Forgetfulness

by Harold Hart Crane  (1899 – 1932).

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is like a song
That, freed from beat and measure, wanders.
Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled,
Outspread and motionless, —
A bird that coasts the wind unwearyingly.                                   5

Forgetfulness is rain at night,
Or an old house in a forest, — or a child.
Forgetfulness is white, — white as a blasted tree,
And it may stun the sybil into prophecy,
Or bury the Gods.                                                                   10

I can remember much forgetfulness. 

Notes:
http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/a_f/crane/bio.htm
http://www.thehypertexts.com/Hart%20Crane%20Poet%20Poetry%20Picture%20Bio.htm

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