Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will


Description: A man in motion moves upon good reason.

To create disorder
he must stop and settle down.


Description: The monument is now

The place is ripe for building a roll-call
of seekers out of the earth

For each, his glory is the doing
and his dre...


Description: The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There wher...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...


Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky


Description: No one will tell

No one would dare to put in print
the Secret Knowledge.

That word of mouth is frozen deep
and all Report is still


Description: The Winter was a legacy of crusted weights
now melted with the Passing of the Snow
so closed and callous differences can soften
to the hope for co...


Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well


Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky


Description: Native buildings, hardly noticed in the tapestry,
long as a house of indeterminates
full of ladders unexplained


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