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)
Kei Millerthe Fat Black Woman
In Praise of the Fat Black Woman & Volume

(PN Review 241)
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)
Next Issue John McAuliffe poems and conversation Charles Dobzynski translated by Marilyn Hacker Maya C. Popa in conversation with Caroline Bird Richard Gwyn With Lowry in Cuernavaca Jane Draycott Four Poems
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PNR 250 Poetry Archive Banner
Monthly Carcanet Books
PN Review Blog

This poem is taken from PN Review 230, Volume 42 Number 6, July - August 2016.

Four Poems John Dennison

I let you go again

The quiver; and you’re gone
where I cannot follow,
springing off the mattress
into the wide sky
of sleep, its cross-winds
and abrupt consolations,
its remonstrance and visaged
confrontations, its books
of bindings of pages of turnings,
and wonderful re-runs
of uncommon good,
its unlooked-for counsel
and the telling of the heart.
Me too, I say, let me
too go there, bomb
the flickering pool of dream
in a finger-tipping duo
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image