Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Monday, March 19, 2007

In Memoriam Charles Reznikoff

who wrote
in the great world

small for this is a way

to enter
the light on the kitchen

tables wide-

spread as the mountains;
light this is

heroic this is
the poem

to write

in the great
world small

--George Oppen

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