Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica - Leaving, as the moon behind the winter...

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Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish A poem should be palpable and mute As a globed fruit, Dumb As old medallions to the thumb, Silent as the sleeve-worn stone Of casement ledges where the moss has grown— A poem should be wordless As the flight of birds. * A poem should be motionless in time As the moon climbs, Leaving, as the moon releases Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,
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Unformatted text preview: Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves, Memory by memory the mind A poem should be motionless in time As the moon climbs. * A poem should be equal to: Not true. For all the history of grief An empty doorway and a maple leaf. For love The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea A poem should not mean But be....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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