The Tether

The Tether

Graceful and resonant new work by a lyric poet at the height of his skill.

"Like something broken of wing,

lying there.

Other than breathing's rise, catch,

release,

a silence, as of some especially wounded

animal that, nevertheless, still

is conscious,

you can see

straight through the open

eye to where instinct falters because

for once it has come

divided"

--from "Chamber Music"

In the art of falconry, during training the tether between the gloved fist and the raptor's anklets… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English