Briefings: Poems Small and Easy

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The Limit

This left hand
side is
the clear edge of
imposition: the other the
thrusting and breaking to possibility:
in between
a tumbling, folding under,
amounting to downward
progression:
the prisoner is not much enamored of compression:
I wonder if this slight
tumbling, brookish, is a large enough motion
to prevent lodged sticks & harrow beavers:
apparently it
can
reach out broadly across the page in space-hungry gesture:
the events a stick makes
coming down a
brook
scraping the bottom
of the ledge-smooth spill—such
events exist in memory
& possibility as in
a silver radiance: the salience,

-90-

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Table of contents

  • Briefings - Poems Small and Easy *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Center 1
  • Mechanics 2
  • Up 3
  • After Yesterday 4
  • Event 5
  • High & Low 6
  • Peracute Lucidity 7
  • Increment 8
  • Bees Stopped 9
  • Storm 10
  • Two Possibilities 11
  • Medicine for Tight Spots 12
  • Brooks & Other Notions 14
  • Cougar 16
  • This Black Rich Country 17
  • Attention 18
  • Return 19
  • This Bright Day 22
  • Look for My White Self 24
  • Undersea 25
  • Auto Mobile 26
  • Wagons 27
  • September Drift 28
  • Civics 29
  • He Held Radical Light 30
  • Locus 32
  • Circles 33
  • Working Still 34
  • Tooling Up 35
  • Father 36
  • Sumerian 37
  • Hippie Hop 38
  • Garden 39
  • Hymn IV 40
  • The Mark 42
  • Loft 43
  • Poetics 44
  • Working with Tools 46
  • Doubling the Nerve 47
  • Making 48
  • Dominion 49
  • Round 50
  • Tight 51
  • The Woodsroad 52
  • Wcw 54
  • Saying 55
  • Looking over the Acreage 56
  • Gain 58
  • Off 59
  • Treaties 60
  • Convergence 61
  • Project 62
  • North Jersey 63
  • Ship 64
  • Play 65
  • Spinejacking 66
  • Shore Fog 67
  • Meteorology 68
  • Exotic 69
  • Hosts 70
  • Crevice 71
  • Transducer 72
  • Mean 73
  • Banking 74
  • Elegy for a Jet Pilot 75
  • Countering 76
  • The Quince Bush 78
  • Square 80
  • Autumn Song 81
  • Early Morning in Early April 83
  • Reversal 84
  • The Confirmers 85
  • Involved 86
  • Admission 87
  • Mission 88
  • Cut the Grass 89
  • The Limit 90
  • Concerning the Exclusions of the Object 92
  • The Makers 94
  • Levitation 95
  • Medium 97
  • Transfer 98
  • Monday 99
  • Pluralist 100
  • Here & Now 101
  • The Run-Through 102
  • The Put-Down Come on 104
  • The City Limits 105
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