In Beauty Bright (Hardcover)

By Gerald Stern

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393086447, 125pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2012

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from "In Beauty Bright"

In beauty-bright and such it was like Blake's
lily and though an angel he looked absurd
dragging a lily out of a beauty-bright store
wrapped in tissue with a petal drooping,
nor was it useless--you who know it know
how useful it is--and how he would be dead
in a minute if he were to lose it though
how do you lose a lily?