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Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926. He attended...
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Kore

 
by Robert Creeley

As I was walking
  I came upon
chance walking
  the same road upon.

As I sat down
  by chance to move
later
  if and as I might,

light the wood was,
  light and green,
and what I saw
  before I had not seen.

It was a lady
  accompanied
by goat men
  leading her.

Her hair held earth.
  Her eyes were dark.
A double flute
  made her move.

"O love,
  where are you
leading
  me now?"





Audio Clip
April 16, 1964
From the Academy Audio Archive



From Selected Poems by Robert Creeley. Copyright © 1991 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Originally published in For Love: Poems 1950-1960 (Scribner, 1962).
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