An Assent to Wildflowers

‘Ay’ and ‘no’ too was no good divinity King Lear Plucked from their sockets like eyes that gave offense, Dozens of black-eyed susans gaze Into the room—a composite lens Like a fly’s, staring out of a bronze vase. Gloucestered out of the meadow …


Absent and Present

by Chester Kallman
Chester Kalllman’s first book, Storm at Castelfranco, was a very pretty performance technically, conspicuous even in a time when elegant prosody is fairly common. Four or five of the poems had, as well, a voice or character that set them apart from the merely intelligent verse that is nowadays disdained …