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Desire: Selected Poems, 1963-1987

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Paperback, 227 pages
Published 1988 by Black Sparrow Press
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Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
The ocean so still
under his thin skin, on

the snowy shore she
sees her dear face, & leaps

shattering skin & image &
not to go under, lashes about her.
- Affair of the Lemming, pg. 21

* * *

Sure I'll be your man again
when no one else is left alive -

you take my hand
& all the dead

sway by.
- More, pg. 22

* * *

Last night
here, there
tonight, tomorrow
with another

I see the statue
because you left this studio
I never finished, of you
slowly coming true.
- A Choice Piece, pg. 25

* * *

Suppose a screen
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Received as a gift. Normally I don't read poetry, but this is pleasent to read slowly one or two poems at a time.
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Author of over 40 poetry and prose books, Bromige gave thousands of readings over the span of his career in Sonoma County, the Bay Area, throughout the US, Canada and abroad. Bromige was born in London and survived the bombings of England during World War II and eventually emigrated to Canada attending the University of British Columbia. Later at UC Berkeley he became integrally involved in the em ...more
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