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FURTHER READING
Poems by Dan Beachy-Quick
Hariot's Round
Heroisms, 4, 5
Portrait
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This Nest, Swift Passerine [excerpt]

 
by Dan Beachy-Quick

But how find how as it flew onward
& the mountains gave back the sound
to say what I mean the call of the bird
& the echoe after to say I've seen?

Raven hungers and calls and the mountain
Hungers back and calls
The whole range of peaks in the bird's beak.
Raven lonely and the mountain rings
Loneliness & the echoe after we could see
him no longer 

The echo after we could see 	Light in echo the eye sees
also through the ear 		a double infinity






From This Nest, Swift Passerine by Dan Beachy-Quick. Copyright © 2009 by Dan Beachy-Quick. Used by permission of Tupelo Press. All rights reserved.
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