Set out across the emptying pastures of the fifties ... Born 1927, Kinnell lives and works in Vermont and New York City
or sit up talking with any reasonably sober Irishman
Bing Crosby and many others
Maroon and White
"In late winter I sometimes glimpse bits of steam coming up from some fault in the old snow"
"He comes to me like a mouth speaking from under several inches of water"
"He climbed to the top of one of those million white pines"
"For I can snore like a bullhorn or play loud music"
"The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don't flower"
"I love to go out in late September among the fat, overripe, icy, blackberries"
"The fly I've just brushed from my face keeps buzzing about me, flesh-eater starved for the soul"
"Fatted on herbs, swollen on crabapples, puffed up on bast and phloem"
"...have I lain in terror, O Creator Spirit, Maker of night and day"
Didn't you like the way the ants help the peony globes open by eating off the glue?"
Poems by Yvan Goll; translated with a preface
For mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and piano, 1987
12/04/1935 - 03/02/1941 Monarch George VIII, Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage. Awarded the GCMG, DSO, BE, PC.