By Ron Padgett
Following Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett's 2013's Collected Poems (winner of the la occasions ebook Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) Alone and never Alone bargains new poems that see the area in a transparent and beneficiant light.
From "The international of Us":
Don't cross round all day
thinking approximately life—
doing so will increase a barrier
between you and its instants.
You want these instants
so you may be in them,
and i want you to be in them with me
for i feel the realm of us
and the mysterious barricades
that make it possible.
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At this point you can obtain a set of tools and start thinking about the 35 construction, how to begin it and where. These choices will be up to you: some choose the head, some the heart, and others even elect to build it outside themselves. The choice of location might bedevil you, but I will tell you now that the location doesn’t really matter, except to you. Deciding on the design of the construction can prove extremely difficult. This is normal, so don’t fret about it. Just pick up the first ideal and see how it feels in your hand, then pick up a tool in the other hand.
It’s air. And so singing. 33 “But that’s what I did,” says Pierre out of nowhere. ” And then, like a Frenchman, he left, before I had a chance to throw him around the room, but with respect, affection, and mountains, the kind they had in the century he was born in, mountains as black as his tomb, which I am unable to throw around now that his wife’s in there too. Henriette: her name. ) I will tell you this tonight. 34 The Elevation of Ideals To construct a set of ideals, a toy tool kit suffices, provided that the handles of the hammer, saw, and screwdriver are of wood and painted light blue.
However, I can escape it by trying to picture the room in which I first read his remark, my bedroom, with its front window and side window. Sitting at my desk, I could have gazed out the front window and across the street to the window of my friend, from whom I had bought the book in which Dixon’s writing appears, but if I was propped up in bed I could not have seen out the window directly behind me, whose curtain I usually kept drawn so that anyone stepping onto our porch would not glance in and see the back of my head.