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This poem is taken from PN Review 103, Volume 21 Number 5, May - June 1995.

Others Barbara Guest

                     intimacy of tone
     and form
     beyond the tangible itinerary
                  a mirror trap
         at 30 degrees

     I have the impression of a long body of
                  loaves and fishes
                  of 'belles lettres'

wisdom in travel several palaces
                         latitude without margin-
you tracec it on the Alp
                         the silver-toned blow up-;
arm in a sling and chin like a hawk
                         you are also a hawk-
you walk in her shadow a guise-;

sad rose and Rilke's charm
  lodged in a castle-

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