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Larry Levis Poems

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by Levis, Larry
 --The Carpathian Frontier, October, 1968
 --for my brother

Once, in a foreign country, I was suddenly ill.
I was driving south toward a large city famous
For so little it had a...Read More

by Levis, Larry
 There are places where the eye can starve,
But not here. Here, for example, is
The Piazza Navona, & here is his narrow room
Overlooking the Steps & the crowds of sunbathing
Tourists....Read More

by Levis, Larry
 My poem would eat nothing. 
I tried giving it water 
but it said no, 

worrying me. 
Day after day, 
I held it up to the llight, 

turning it over,...Read More