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Lyn Hejinian: Writing Is an Aid to Memory

Poems

Writing Is an Aid to Memory

18.

play one better over the first apartment
in that city
the idea is a variety of image
in trills
part of the to fly to the spondent wayside
incline full of pine did white thoroughly move
to an excuse
superstition explains visitors to the
diary
rapid known pal
coins of that love lip
needle settle shows a shady gloom
unhappy mortal health
subsequently to the shovel it turns
a final melody
for better, nobler things?
somewhat clumsy happy
the shut up ready nobler proof
in several moments as a kind of brook prop

 

(Lyn Hejinian. Writing Is an Aid to Memory. Great Barrington: The Figures, 1978. n pag.)