Literature

River Writing: An Eno Journal

Hardcover

Price:
$74.95 / £62.00
ISBN:
Published:
04/19/2016
Copyright:
1988
Pages:
74
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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“These poems are the waves emanating from the gravitational fall of my runs by the Eno river,” writes James Applewhite, “and other travels, into a self I could not otherwise know. They are my repetitive song of belief in the possibility of presence in language.”

From “Observing the Sun”:

On a bank overlooking the Eno,
I feel us as lightly aligned
As heads of the Queen Anne’s lace,
Their congregation of angles.
Red sun, dilated, has us all
In its sights.
Against its horizon,
I spread my arms like a road sign
To mark earth where we are.

Originally published in 1988.

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