Who Shall Doubt


in itself

of itself carrying

'the principle
of the actual' being


itself ((but maybe this is a love

Mary) ) nevertheless


the power
of the self nor the racing
car nor the lilly

is sweet but this

by George Oppen

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Oppen's wording, imagery and structuring of his poems enforces a de-conventionalizing of perceptions. His motive throughout his work, the way he recombines subjects and objects to permeate a deeper, unpredictable and previously unapparent clarity, becomes vivid. Doren Robbins Read the entire essay, FACETS OF A LIMITED AND LIMITING CLARITY at dorenrobbins.com. Click under ESSAYS.