with the baying of hounds in the
baying of arms in the field
of the hound on the page in the
sound of the hound in the field
of the hay that unrests near
the hound in the barn in the field
of the bend in the barn in the
sound of the hound in the bay
by the barn in the field.
- Lisa Jarnot, from "Hound Pastoral"
I think I was thinking when I was
ahead I'd be somewhere like Perry Street erudite
dazzling slim and badly loved
contemplating my new book of poems
to be printed in simple type on old brown paper
feminine marvelous and tough.
- Ted Berrigan, from "Sonnet XXXVI"