An Evening's Entertainment (Paperback)
Level 4 Press, Inc., 9781933769479, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
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Selected poems from a lifetime of published and unpublished poems by poet and translator William Elliott.Poems include: Deeper Dark There is a dark deeper Than shadows' darkness: Remember the air Blanketing the pages In a closed book, where Darkness is utter. Pointed Out A covey of quail Flushed from my brain Flutter to new cover Here in the bramble of a poem, Pretty well-camouflaged. What Distance Grew Above the vacant lot streetlights arranged The night in floating parallelograms; Light licked along the wires, our voices Greeted there and quarreled horizontally Between embarrassed poles, beyond the lights' Dominion. Beside a lake, above a hill, Ravens wrapped their claws around our costly Quarreling and never knew what distance Grew within their tight objective grasp.
About the Author
William I. Elliott first arrived in Japan in 1960 to teach literature at Kanto Gakuin University. Hehas published seven books of poems and hasco-translated twenty-five volumes of Japanese poetry. Awards include TSL-sponsored Sasagawa Prize and American Book Award.