PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Mark FordLetters And So It Goes
Letters from Young Mr Grace
(aka John Ashbery)

(PN Review 239)
Henry Kingon Toby Martinez de las Rivas
(PN Review 244)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Tim Parksin conversation with Natalia Ginzburg
(PN Review 49)
Next Issue Subha Mukherji Dying and Living with De la Mare Carl Phillips Fall Colors and other poems Alex Wylie The Bureaucratic Sublime: on the secret joys of contemporary poetry Marilyn Hacker Montpeyroux Sonnets David Herman Memories of Raymond Williams
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PNR 250 Poetry Archive Banner
PN Review New Issue

This poem is taken from PN Review 76, Volume 17 Number 2, November - December 1990.

Two Poems Rodney Pybus

TRYING TO REMEMBER THE FUTURE

It's not all that easy, a rhyme
for November,
without listening among
the other falling
months of the year,

days that still glow
among cooling ashes: remember
how the fire
of late afternoons
can blind through the lattice -

work of veins
and leafless tracery? It flares
the edges of things, so low
down the night
is near,

but so clarified in its brilliance
the future, let us
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image