Galway Kinnell Quotes

Goodbye, you who are, for me, the postmarks again of shattered towns—Xenia, Burnt Cabins, Hornell— their loneliness given away in poems, only their solitude kept.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students (l. 32-36). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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And now, in this poem, or chopped prose, not any better, I realize, than those troubled lines I kept sending back to you,
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students (l. 22-25). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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To de-animalize human mentality, to purge it of obsolete evolutionary characteristics, in particular of death, which foreknowledge terrorizes the contents of skulls with, is the fundamental project of technology;
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Fundamental Project of Technology (l. 29-32). . . Singular Voices; American Poetry Today. Stephen Berg, ed. (1985) Avon Books.
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twice already on earth sparkled a flash, a white flash.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Fundamental Project of Technology (l. 42). . . Singular Voices; American Poetry Today. Stephen Berg, ed. (1985) Avon Books.
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a ring of skull- bone fused to the inside of a helmet; a pair of eyeglasses taken off the eyes of an eyewitness, without glass, which vanished, when a white flash sparkled.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. The Fundamental Project of Technology (l. 4-7). . . Singular Voices; American Poetry Today. Stephen Berg, ed. (1985) Avon Books.
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The Christmas grace chilled The cooked bird, being long-winded and the room cold.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. To Christ Our Lord (l. 7-8). . . Room for Me and a Mountain Lion; Poetry of Open Space. Nancy Larrick, comp. (1974) M. Evans and Company.
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The stars glittered on the snow and nothing answered. Then the Swan spread her wings, cross of the cold north, The pattern and mirror of the acts of earth.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. To Christ Our Lord (l. 28-30). . . Room for Me and a Mountain Lion; Poetry of Open Space. Nancy Larrick, comp. (1974) M. Evans and Company.
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The young, heads trailed by the beginnings of necks, shiver, in the guarantee they shall be bodies.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. Vapor Trail Reflected in the Frog Pond (l. 3-6). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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