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Mark Strand

I stopped to rest in a place where an especially Thick mist swirled up from the river. Someone, Who claimed to have known me years before, Approached, saying there were many poets Wandering around who wished to be alive again. They were ready to say the words they had been unable to say— Words whose… Continue reading Mark Strand

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Canadian-American Culture · Canadian-American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Mark Strand

In another time, What cannot be seen will define us, and we shall be prompted To say that language is error, and all things are wronged By representation. The self, we shall say, can never be Seen with a disguise, and never be seen without one. — Mark Strand, from “A Suite of Appearances, IV,”… Continue reading Mark Strand

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Mark Strand

It was afternoon but I was sure there was moonlight trapped under the plates. You were standing outside the window, saying, “Lift them up.” When I lifted them up the sea was dark, the wind was from the west, and you were gone. — Mark Strand, from “Seven Days,” The Georgia Review. Vol. 29, No.… Continue reading Mark Strand

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Canadian-American Culture · Canadian-American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Passage · Poetry

Mark Strand

It is all in the mind, you say, and has nothing to do with happiness. The coming of cold, the coming of heat, the mind has all the time in the world. You take my arm and say something will happen, something unusual for which we were always prepared, like the sun arriving after a… Continue reading Mark Strand

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