Alone and not alone by Ron Padgett

By Ron Padgett

Following Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett's 2013's Collected Poems (winner of the l. a. instances e-book Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) Alone and never Alone bargains new poems that see the area in a transparent and beneficiant light.

From "The global of Us":

Don't pass round all day
thinking approximately life—
doing so will elevate a barrier
between you and its instants.
You desire these instants
so you will be in them,
and i would like you to be in them with me
for i believe the area of us
and the mysterious barricades
that make it possible.

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You see it in the brown satin dress with fluffy sleeves and big white collar edged in lace, the hat a light white puff around her head and neatly tied beneath the chin, her curly chestnut hair an echo of the ribbon curling around the brim and returning over the shoulders to a loose knot at the collarbone, her slender neck rising to a face whose high color elevates how interested she is to be sitting there looking straight at you without the slightest hint of carnality. Just being in her presence would be enough for me, now, at my age.

August 15, 2001. That long ago. Before the Towers came down— before a lot of things came down. But she 37 has stayed up, on my wife’s dresser. How she died I don’t know, or at what age. C. A. Jensen lived to 78, a long life back then. Good for him. I hope he was as happy as he makes me every time I see his picture. I hope you see it too. 38 Pep Talk Dinner is a damned nice thing as are breakfast and lunch when they’re good and with the one you love. That’s a kind of dancing sitting down and not moving but what dances exactly we do not know nor need to know, it is dancing us around and nothing is moving in the miracle of dinner breakfast and lunch and all the in-betweens that give us pep.

It’s air. And so singing. 33 “But that’s what I did,” says Pierre out of nowhere. ” And then, like a Frenchman, he left, before I had a chance to throw him around the room, but with respect, affection, and mountains, the kind they had in the century he was born in, mountains as black as his tomb, which I am unable to throw around now that his wife’s in there too. Henriette: her name. ) I will tell you this tonight. 34 The Elevation of Ideals To construct a set of ideals, a toy tool kit suffices, provided that the handles of the hammer, saw, and screwdriver are of wood and painted light blue.

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