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An Ear in Bartram's Tree: Selected Poems 1957-1967

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 162 pages
Published January 17th 1972 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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mwpm mwpm
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Credo:


I do
dig Everything Singing (thinking

as I do:

ah, art
is fro-

zen Zen)


Goethe said: Architecture is frozen music.

* * *

A Vulnerary, for Robert Duncan


one comes to language from afar, the ear
fears for its sound-barriers -

but one 'comes'; the language 'comes' for
The Beckoning Fair One

plant you now, dig you
later,
the plaint stirs winter
earth . . .

air in a hornets' nest
over the water makes a
solid, six-sided music . . .

a few utterly quiet scenes, things
are very far away - 'form
is emptiness'


comely, com
...more
C.A.
May 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's my LUCK to be living in Philadelphia, where Bartram's Garden actually exists, and of course Bartram's TREE! The flower on the cover is sublime, and one August (that's when the tree's in bloom) I sat beneath the tree to read this book from cover to cover. COME TO PHILADELPHIA in August and read this book with me, let's make a habit of it! Let's make a tradition of it! Let's LOVE this magnificent poetry together why don't we!?

With Love,
CAConrad
http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
Paul Secor
Reread some of the poems recently and raised up my rating.

As the years pass me by, my appreciation of Jonathan Williams' poetry increases.
Fish
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This fantastic book contains Williams most exciting poems-- those composed with the greatest proximity to Black Mountain College.
Greg Bem
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A book of small illuminations undoubtedly disconnected but grandiose and lovely in their own appropriate way.
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March 8, 1929 - March 16, 2008

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Writer, photographer, and publisher. Founded the Jargon Society Press.
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