Doveglion: Collected Poems by José Garcia Villa PDF

By José Garcia Villa

ISBN-10: 1101662689

ISBN-13: 9781101662687

The centennial version of significant Filipino author José Garcia Villa's accumulated poetry
Known because the "Pope of Greenwich Village," José Garcia Villa had a distinct prestige because the basically Asian poet between a bunch of contemporary literary giants in Forties ny that integrated W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a tender Gore Vidal. yet past his unique ethnicity, Villa was once a world poet who used to be famous for "the reverence, the raptness, the intensity of focus in [his] bravely deep poems" (Marianne Moore). Doveglion (Villa's pen identify for dove, eagle, and lion) comprises Villa's accrued poetry, together with infrequent and formerly unpublished material.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.
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And these lines came bubbling up. If I’m ever remembered, this is what I’d like to be remembered by: Toss a dart at the map of Canada, where it lands is where you’ll find me. — 45 — COUNTRY HOTEL IN THE NIAGARA PENINSULA The guy was shooting pool. I stopped to watch. He missed an easy shot and the cue ball hopped the cushion and crashed to the floor. “I’m bad luck,” I murmured apologetically as I scurried to the door. “You sure are,” the guy yelled after me, his voice melting into the evening fog, streaked with light from the streetlamps and the headlights of cars on Highway 8.

But there’s so many of them! Who’s next? Geez, it’s hopeless. Maybe I should just specialize in titles. Instead of writing 10,000 poems this lifetime I should write 10,000,000 titles. I’m sure people would understand & would be strangely grateful & if all the poets would give up writing their daily poem & started turning out something like 100 titles a day — if there’s a million poets in all languages that’d be 36-1/2 trillion titles every year — Maybe something glorious would happen to the world.

54 — BASEBALL LONELINESS Baseballs as multitudinous As raindrops pelt a log cabin In the middle of a meadow As mellifluous as a dream. A deluge of flying baseballs Increasing in intensity. The cabin seems about to implode. My meditations have been spoiled. I venture out to order the players To sit down and try to enjoy The silence of the golden moment But as soon as the screen door slams shut The baseball bombardment comes to a halt. No one as far as the eye can see. A rainbow quivers over the hill.

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