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George Oppen

Leviathan Truth also is the pursuit of it: Like happiness, and it will not stand. Even the verse begins to eat away In the acid. Pursuit, pursuit; A wind moves a little, Moving in a circle, very cold. How shall we say? In ordinary discourse— We must talk now. I am no longer sure of… Continue reading George Oppen

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George Oppen

Clarity In the sense of transparence, I don’t mean that much can be explained Clarity in the sense of silence. —  George Oppen, from “Of Being Numerous: Sections 1-22 (1968) ,” New Collected Poems. (New Directions Publishing Corporation; First Edition edition February 2002)

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