By Stanley Plumly
A robust new quantity from the nationwide publication Award finalist that demonstrates how the lyric is largely elegiac.
Whether addressing the deaths of associates and different poets or celebrating the remaining of the day and the fall of the seasons, Against Sunset finds Stanley Plumly at his so much own and intimate. As a lot an homage to the wealthy culture of the Romantics because it is a meditation on reminiscence itself, those poems reside on the edges of disappearances.
From “Against Sunset”
The horizon, midway disappeared among above and below—
night falls too or does it additionally upward thrust out of the death-glitter of water?
And if evening is the lengthy directly direction of the total moon pouring down
on the face of the deep, what makes us want lets stroll there,
like a flat skipped stone?
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Against Sunset: Poems by Stanley Plumly