Ben Lerner

Doppler Elegy Doppler Elegy

A flowering no one attends     The enterprise known variously as waking, April, or Bats are disappearing like color into function. I wanted to open In a new window     the eyes of a friend by force if necessary. Amber light     is a useless phrase but will have to do     what painting did Dense smoke from the burning wells for our parents. Ben there is a man at the door who says I've made small changes     he found your notebook throughout in red. The recurring dream     contrived in places Of waning significance     it resembles the hand after a difficult passage opening, a key word in the early Blue of rippled glass atonal circles. They phased us out     across the backward capitals like paper money     Or is that two words

Jul 29, 2009 / Books & the Arts / Ben Lerner