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The following in a single quantity is a few of the main interesting poetry written over the past thirty years, culled from the pages of 1 of America's premiere literary magazines. The Quarterly overview of Literature has been one of the first to offer many major poets of our time. as well as publishing the paintings of latest poets, it has made to be had little-known paintings of writers of tested recognition. It has delivered to the examining public either experimental and standard verse, and overseas poetry in individual translations in addition to poetry initially written in English. Its pages were open, within the phrases of its editors, "to any paintings that displays a commitment to finally painstaking art." This quantity includes the paintings of 146 international and American poets. it truly is therefore not just a amazing anthology, yet a useful retrospective of the literary scene.

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But now my cane has strayed from me. How sad to think of it alone in all the world. My cane! My hat, my cuffs! My gloves and shoes! The sorriest bone, my love, is the clock: 11, 12, 1, 2 o'clock. Exactly 3— evaporates a naked corpse inside the pharmacy. Goodbye to the Lost Lights If it is the whistling of a young lad making the branches shine and reviving from dream those balconies by a swallow improvised to instrument the airs, those airs buried in harps that the soft rains suddenly bring forth, then from skies that seek and never find let my death deliberately be discharged.

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So in his major objective correlative, the metropolis, Schubert impressively reclaims the cliche. He keeps the metropolis in all its drabness; yet this drabness, by the irradiation of his love, by his country-quiet, fragrant pres­ ence, becomes total poetry. Finally, we see that even his night is luminous; a human being has been here.

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