John Coplans, Self-Portrait: Back with Arms Above, 1984


"Like a river that dives underground just there
There where the animals thirst the most
A desert fox say or say a toad or let’s speak more simply
About a plum which bursts through its own explosion
Into being and hangs there so ponderously
As if as if not concerned with innocence or
Gravity or other acute angles as they evaporate
Into this poem O no am I speaking again again about
dim lands these dim dim lands of of peace"

– Dan Beachy-Quick, from "In a Station of the Metro"

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