Cemetery Nights

  • Stephen Dobyns


sometimes i think communication is all we have-a voice like a silver wire extending through the dark or one chunk of flesh pressing against another chunk of flesh. Sometimes I don’t even think that.


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  1. 1.
    Stephen Dobyns, “Cemetery Nights” from Cemetery Nights in Velocities, New and Selected Poems, 1966–1992 (New York, 1994), p. 81.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    (From T. S. Eliot, “Reflections on Vers Libres” in Selected Prose of T. S. Eliot, intro. Frank Kermode [New York, 1975], pp. 34–35.)Google Scholar

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